Category Archives: money

Scared Straight

I suppose things have been building up to this point for a while, and it is time to face the music. We are stuff-a-holics, and need to go into recovery. It sneaks up on you, this condition; it can start … Continue reading

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Upon Further Review…

My unfortunate afternoon at the Career Fair gave me cause to re-evaluate parts of my life. I had also recently gone through a flirtation with an engineering firm here in town; a brief whirlwind of phone calls, intense conversation, and … Continue reading

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7 Foods You Should Never Eat (If You Can Afford It)

7 Foods You Should Never Eat, brought to you by the concerned people at Fox News. Subtext hunters like myself will readily gather from this article the knowledge that poor people often eat worse food than wealthier folks. But we … Continue reading

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It’s Worse Than I Thought

I just received this link from The Research Department, and it seems I’ve under-stated the problem: Thanksgiving Day 2011 Store Opening Times for…All Major Retail Chains – Complete List of Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2011 in the U.S.. … Continue reading

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… But not quite yet.

So, having determined once and for all that the Chevrolet Suburban is the One True Vehicle for us, there remained the simple task of acquiring one. Right. Just like that. How hard could it be? History shows that when that … 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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“I’m sorry, but we can’t afford that.”

I imagine that most parents have said that to their children at one time or another, maybe when asked about a shiny new toy or a fun vacation. But how many have to say it when grocery shopping? 15 percent … Continue reading

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