Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · home · Step 10: Saving by Spending · Step 4: Cutting Costs

Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs

Where I live, housing (rent or ownership) costs are among the highest in the world. Some of us feel compelled to live here anyway. In my case, it’s so that my son has access to various supports and services. When he ages out of those, we’ll likely move to a cheapo part of the world.… Continue reading Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs

Ch 23: On Handouts and Welfare · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · found money

Would You Take Jia’s $5?

Attempting to hand out $5 bills -no strings attached- Jia Jiang seemed surprised to find that three out of five people weren’t interested. I would have anticipated that. In my work, I’m regularly encouraging clients to pursue the free cash available to them. Rarely do they. “Oh, I think that’s meant for someone else.” “I’ll… Continue reading Would You Take Jia’s $5?

Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · fleeing abuse

Book Review: GenderBendy under Taliban Rule

Four year old Maria set her dresses on fire and chopped off her hair. Her father watched, nodded, and provided her with her older brother’s clothing and a traditionally male name. She was free. A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight is written by Maria Toorpakai and Katharine Holstein. I… Continue reading Book Review: GenderBendy under Taliban Rule

Ch 18: Getting Help · Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · Increasing Income

How Money Actually Does Grow On Trees

In the minority world, the link between paper and sufficiency is almost absolute. If I write things on one piece, I get $400. When I write things on another, I get $31,000 (and counting). When I jot some more items on a third, I receive $872. One of the greatest barriers experienced by people in… Continue reading How Money Actually Does Grow On Trees

Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally

Charitable Protest: I’ll Give 4 of 8, Thanks

A group I participate in and volunteer for has organized a fundraiser. To attend, I would be required to spend: an hour driving $5-$7 on car fuel four hours of my free time an immeasurable amount of my sensory capacity, AND $30 for access Again, I already participate, volunteer, and market with the group all… Continue reading Charitable Protest: I’ll Give 4 of 8, Thanks