Why You Should Loan Money to the Government

I’m a contrarian - that’s something you will probably always be able to say about me, and something you are likely to notice right off the bat. First, I start out telling you it’s okay to throw away food, and now, well, let’s see what anti-conventional wisdom I am coming up with next.  But before I go any further, let me just be very clear on a few things:  No matter what you think about taxes, whether they are fair or not, or whether you think you should have to pay them, I do not ever Read more [...]

When is it Ever OK to Throw Food Away?

When we last talked, I promised you that I would tell you how and why it is ever okay to buy more than you need, and (gasp) even throw food away in certain circumstances. First, I’d like to emphasize that I really am not in favor of waste. I believe that we should do our best to buy what we need and use up what we buy. And of course, it’s good to plan ahead so that you will have a use for (especially) ALL the food you buy, and I encourage you to do that. But when you think about it, we Read more [...]

Welcome to Budgeting For the Rest of Us!

I am so happy to see you here! While it doesn't look like much has been done on this blog yet, believe me when I tell you that I've been busily hamstering away in the background, working on content to bring you, from a decidedly different point of view! As a little teaser, my first "official" post is going to be about why, even if there is only one or two of you in your household, and even (or even especially) if money is tight, and even if you have to throw some of your purchase away, it Read more [...]
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