Midweek News: Same Ol’

On any given week, the news brings us dirty old men, a financial crisis, terrorism, a natural disaster, and a no shit study. Let’s see what iterations on the same old stuff we get today.

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I Hate Gas Prices

I hate gas prices right now. Don’t think I am just another American complaining about gas prices over here while Europe pays extreme prices. Paying four dollars a gallon really hurts. I have been underemployed for the last nine months, and unemployed for the five months prior to that. This has caused problems for our budget and forced me to cut back where I can. Mr. Truly and I have done pretty well slimming down the costs in our lives, despite my minor protests.

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Sexual and Domestic Violence are Not Distractions, Governor Haley

Surprise, surprise, a Republican doesn’t want to fund something that helps primarily women! Less of a surprise is that this Republican, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, is a woman herself.

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50 Pretty Good Father’s Day Gifts For $50 or Less!

Although every family is different, lots of people have trouble thinking of things to get for dads. Most of them don’t accessorize much or make boards of stuff they like on Pinterest. That’s why magazines and other blogs do lists like this, but lots of the suggestions on them strike me as impractical, and many are too expensive.

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5 Ways to Eat Well and Pay Less

Eating well matters. Eating well keeps health costs down, it provides necessary fuel for the workday, and it’s affordable. If that last one surprises you, then you may be one of the millions who believe that eating well means scratching a food budget altogether. Read More 5 Ways to Eat Well and Pay Less

Women in Academia: Budgeting in Grad School

I’ve been meaning to talk about budgeting for a while now, and today is the day it actually happens. Thanks to a series of thoughtful posts over at classragespeaks, I’ve spent a good part of Memorial Day weekend thinking about my experiences with being “grad student poor.” Read More Women in Academia: Budgeting in Grad School

The Furious Closet: NYC Winter Fashion on a Budget

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Papa Gunn says: Your sweat pant wear concerns me.

So yes, maybe I’m writing this while wearing pajama pants featuring sock monkeys in Santa hats and an over-sized L Word t-shirt I won at a bar 3 years ago, but sometimes I do like to look cute and presentable and I don’t have a lot of money to do so.  Living in New York City can make a girl feel especially self-conscious when it seems like everyone is dressing like the Gossip Girls or Anna Wintour, and your own budget is more along the lines of $20 for a sweater.  Here are my tips for NYC winter fashion for the girl who has everything (except a job or spare cash). Read More The Furious Closet: NYC Winter Fashion on a Budget