podcast: Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn

Here’s the thing about being poor: it isn’t that you’re “bad with money”. It’s that you don’t have money. But the longer you’re poor , the weirder you get when you do have money, even if you’re “good with money”usually. Money decisions are hard. Then when you add the way you were raised into the…

Money as a social construction

  via Sociological Images – Money as a social construction. We all know that, on some basic level, money is purely symbolic.  It only works because everyone collectively agrees to participate in the fantasy that a dollar bill is worth a dollar, whatever that is.  Moreover, most of our money these days is purely electronic, represented…

Stupid tips on how to save money…

via Cynical As Hell, ambienne I had this discussion awhile back with a few people when I mentioned I was running out of actual tips for how to be poor. The “frugal tips that will save you money!” lists are often really not applicable to low income people. Nothing wrong with trying to live within a…

#NoKXL #RejectandProtect #CowboyIndianAlliance

photo by Jenna Pope. Watch a live stream here of the protest and tipi gifting here….   Yesterday, a round dance stopped traffic in Georgetown. via Dallas Goldtooth Video here with Chief Rueben George speaking… via Idle No More The banner says: “Standing in the water could get me arrested. TransCanada (Corp.) pollutes drinking water and nothing…

bitches gotta have teeth

One of my favorite blogger/writers Samantha Irby has been talking about her dental issues lately and because the Internet is awesome, there’s now a gofundme because yeah…bitches gotta have teeth  . Reading Sam’s post today [ bitches gotta eat. – this is what’s up with my teeth.] …oh, I am so hoping the beautiful people of…

What’s the haps…

Ugh, sorry. Most of this is awful and not positive stuff.   Politician determines food stamp fraud based on appearance – Rep Markwayne Mullin from Oooooooook-LA-hooooma (sorry…can’t say Oklahoma. Have to sing it) wants all safety net and aid programs just eliminated with because he says he’s seen fraud firsthand. There was this one time he…

What Money Does To People

People with more money take candy from children. That’s it. I don’t ever want to be rich. I don’t wanna be a meany pants.   Really,though…this is fascinating. When people complain that members of Congress should all have to live on minimum wage and food stamps (at the same time), there might be a grain…