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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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“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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Well, Here It Is…

…the results of my audit of our spending for the last three months: It’s odd, isn’t it? I’m not sure if November is typical and the other months are outliers, or the other way ’round. I can identify some of … Continue reading

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Early Budget Update

I’m still in the midst of the big audit of our last 3 months’ spending. What a train wreck! I’m glad I saved as many receipts as I did, so I can better categorize discretionary spending and not just lump … Continue reading

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While We Weren’t Looking

Lately, as you know, I’ve been concentrating on the food budget-trying to maximize the healthfulness, convenience, and local-ness of the groceries we buy-with some measure of success. Meanwhile, our actual living expenses-you know, for everything else-have spiraled way out of … Continue reading

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