Category Archives: Budget

Test Case, Part 1

 After -what has it been now, two weeks? Close to three?- of trying to use a Lenovo K1 tablet like a laptop computer and a ten-year-old Dell Latitude laptop as a “desk” or home machine, I am both encouraged and … Continue reading

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Thrift-tech: The DIY Version

Meanwhile, as I fume and rant about our shallow, materialistic society, I have to both address my family’s need for suitable technology and confront my own desire for shiny things. The latter is arguably more mutable, whereas there is only so … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the living’s dicey

I thought it time for an update on our food budget/shopping situation, especially after some of the changes that have happened with our income and such. It all began in the spring, after I started working again. I can remember … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP!!!

In previous posts I have hinted at the idea of our family taking a long road trip this summer; that was one of the reasons why we wanted to replace our aged minivan with a slightly less aged Suburban. Now … Continue reading

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Crash and burn

One of the side-effects of the recent spate of busy-ness has been a loss of control over the budget. Since I hadn’t really gotten an effective system in place, there wasn’t one to fall back on when things got hectic. … Continue reading

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“We’re doing pretty well, for poor people”

In a recent post, I began addressing the question of affordability, noting the high rate of food insecurity in the United States and wondering where our family fit compared to the rest of the nation. We have not been food-insecure … Continue reading

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Still Waiting…

Well, Tuesday came and went with no replenishment of our grocery account, which then held $2.67. So did Wednesday. I called The Agency and was told, in a less-than-compassionate tone, that since my review form was received late, things would … Continue reading

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