Every time birthdays come up I am SO torn. I want to rent a place and invite the class and have a huge party that my kids will remember forever and cherish. Then I price those things and my heart nearly stops! The next (kid) birthday in the family rotation is my youngest. We priced this option and that option and all of them are hundreds of dollars. The housepartment … [Read more...] about Budget Birthday … Incoming!
My posting decreases dramatically when my nails get too long. I need to clip them because they get caught in the keyboard. I'm trying not to bite my nails because it's gross and I don't want my kids to start doing it. Unfortunately, it seems I need to attach a clipper to my underwear at all times so I have one when I need it. That has nothing to do with the budget. It's … [Read more...] about Weekly Budget Update (There Goes the Insurance)
I feel like I can't really say this enough. There are people who are homeless, and who are going through other terrible, horrible things right now. I am in a position right now where we do not have extra money for anything and because of winter we do not know if we will be able to pay next month's bills. We budget tightly and go to food banks for food. We are also on a … [Read more...] about I Am Not Going to Starve or Be Homeless
I was reading The Queen of Free (a new blog I found thanks to a comment a few days ago!) and one of her posts hit me like a ton of bricks! It's part of her 31 Days to Kick Debt in the Teeth series and the title of this post is Don't Tell Me You're Doing Everything You Can. As a person who spends probably hours a day working out ways to make money, save money, and scouring … [Read more...] about The Shame of Having Anything When You are Poor
A friend on Facebook posted a link to a Salon.com article. I usually hate Salon.com because the articles always feel one step above a blog post article but usually with some wacked-out perspective and awful titles. This article wasn't much different. The whole genre of "another person scratching the surface of being a has been and feeling sad about being on food stamps" is … [Read more...] about That New Food Stamp Article Going Around (and a work update)