I saw this side by side video on Facebook yesterday. It was something about how a rich kid gets ready for school vs. a poor kid. I found it on YouTube if you want to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAO2Y5HywuY While I know you've heard me go on about how I love my friends and family and I have the things money can't buy today I was reminded in a very unexpected … [Read more...] about Unexpected | Thankful Thursday
I'm trying so hard not to hyperventilate. Tomorrow is payday and it's going to be a 21 hour check. If I was going to judge prior decisions I would say my decision to build an emergency fund is one I should have come up with a hell of a lot sooner. Because I'm going to have flexible extra income tomorrow of about $20. Even though there have been crazy, sky-opening … [Read more...] about Breathing In A Paper Bag
I'm so tired of people acting like being poor automatically makes you a frozen pizza eating, Twinkie-huffing heifer that bathes in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. At that psychological test my kids did a while back my 4 year old couldn't identify a cartoon picture of a kiwi. I can assure you, that girl has eaten and enjoyed kiwi on several occasions. I think there is … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Poor People Don’t Like Fruits and Vegetables You Might Not Know!
There are some people who can Lean In™ and say YES to everything and are completely jazzed and energized by doing so. I think they are the people that inspire shows like House of Cards. There we have a whole bunch of people who Lean In and play to win. It's a certain kind of person and by golly, if they are that kind of person, more power to them. Enjoy. The thing is, … [Read more...] about Leaning In (or, Don’t Poor People Always Relax?)
In this lovely time I've been spending in the land of the poor (sometimes I think of it as a vacation because then I'm having fun) I have learned a few things. Sometimes, those things are universal. Today is one of those days. WooHoo! One of the most surprising is that everyone thinks they know what my priorities should be. Sell your iPhones, cancel your Internet, get … [Read more...] about How to Identify Your Priority Police