Archive For The “Frugal Living” Category

Everybody Hates That Millennial Minimalist Dream Girl From Instagram

Everybody Hates That Millennial Minimalist Dream Girl From Instagram

There are many kinds of porn in this world. There is porn porn, there is food porn, there is travel porn, and then there is my least favorite genre of all, General Lifestyle Porn. It’s photo sets and blogs and magazine profiles designed specifically to make you feel badly about yourself, like the inadequate, sweatpant-clad loser…

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What To Do With Your Broke-But-Wonderful Boyfriend

What To Do With Your Broke-But-Wonderful Boyfriend

This time we’re talking about something that is a taboo subject for many a self-identified feminist: the anxieties, guilt, and guilt about anxieties that can come with a low-or-no-earning male partner. Yes, we are imperfect creatures, yes, it is maybe a bit hypocritical, but it is human. These dynamics don’t exist in a vacuum, and…

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Lattes Don’t Make You Poor — An Unequal Society Does

Lattes Don’t Make You Poor — An Unequal Society Does

We have previously made it clear that “the latte factor” (i.e., the savings from not buying a daily latte can make you rich) is mostly b.s. At the same time, TFD does admit that making your own coffee at home will save you some money. It won’t make you a millionaire, but it might help you put an extra…

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80% Of Retired NFL Players Go Broke

80% Of Retired NFL Players Go Broke

Sports Illustrated recently estimated that 80% of retired NFL players go broke in their first three years out of the League. How is this possible in a sport rolling in revenue with an average salary of almost $2 million a year? With few exceptions, the star players I have represented since salaries exploded are set…

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I Gave Up Shopping For A Year At Age 30

I Gave Up Shopping For A Year At Age 30

The first time I gave up shopping for a year (2010), everyone in my circle thought I was on a different planet. And I don’t blame them. Over the years Ross, Target and DSW had become my best friends and I don’t say that lightly. When I was happy, I shopped. When I was sad,…

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How To Create A Free, Effective Workout Plan You’ll Actually Stick To

How To Create A Free, Effective Workout Plan You’ll Actually Stick To

A free workout plan sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That’s because there’s a ton of gyms and paid fitness programs out there that want you to think you need them to get in shape. Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-structured paid program as much as the next person! I’ve had fantastic success…

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Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A woman walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry we don’t serve women here.” The woman says, “That’s no good. You ought to update your policy, since we make up over 55% of the workforce in the US.” The bartender says, “Fine, but only women that can…

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Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime

Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime

Spoiler: periods are pricy AF! A recent experiment shed light on the “pink tax,” or the price discrepancy that comes with purchasing female-branded products that are essentially identical to male products. But how about the extra cost that comes with a biological function women cannot control? Women’s monthly periods are costing them much more than…

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At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s…

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Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers

Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers

‘When employers aren’t supporting [trans people], they’re compromising the health of those people’ Michelle Leard has been struggling to find work ever since she transitioned into a woman. She believes being transgender is playing a role in her job struggles. (Michelle Leard ) Mike Leard was an ad man, a real Don Draper type, loved his…

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