Simply being poor can add to a family's cost of living. But the solution isn't necessarily increasing wealth...it's improving skills.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
Whenever people try to support themselves through their art, the bohemian lifestyle appears out of the resulting poverty and freedom.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Lifestyle
A long time ago, I had an idea. I was working a regular job, but I realized that what I wanted to do was be a writer. I figured that I could make some money writing, but not necess
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Health and Beauty, Insurance
The USDA has just released a cool new data visualization tool called Your Food Environment Atlas. If you're interested in poverty, food security, or the related public policy issue
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Food and Drink, Technology
I think so. To me, living large is about the breadth and width of my life, not about how high I can pile up stuff. If that is how you want to live large, you'll find a lot of
First, apologies for the blatantly provocative title (although I do make good on it). But did you know that some people prefer to be homeless? I know, sounds crazy right? But I was
by: Paul Michael | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Lifestyle
Nobody wants to be poor. It's a dangerous and constrained position to be in. But there are people out there (me, for instance) who are relatively happy to live at a fairly low st
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Insurance, Lifestyle
A certain level of comfort above the minimum for survival has always been considered necessary for a "decent" standard of living. Just how much is a social construction.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living
Twenty years ago, I parked at a supermarket, near where a poor family had just parked. I knew they were poor, because they looked like poor folks are supposed to look: Their clot
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Food and Drink, Health and Beauty, Shopping
I have spent a good portion of my young life being poor. Growing up on a small family farm during the agriculture crises in the 80’s gave me perspective on what poverty really mean
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Personal Finance
The first person I met who practiced voluntary simplicity didn't call it that, and I didn't understand what she was doing until many years later. [more]
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Frugal Living
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