My weekly meals #2

weekly meals, food budget, price of food
It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like. So, similar to our “grocery motivation” posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs. The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example. But I’ll try to use a cost...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

My weekly meals

weekly meals, approximate costs of expenses, food expenses, monthly budget
It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our “grocery motivation” posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Living on the poverty line

poverty line, poverty, poverty living
Every once in a while, a group or charity will call out the government and complain that it is impossible to live on minimum wages or that people at the poverty line can never expect to improve their lives.  Is this really true?  I would argue not.  Let’s take a look at some real numbers. Say you’re an average British Columbian with a high school diploma.  You don’t want to take...

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Posted in: Money, Philosophy

$100 grocery budget not enough for Vancouver area politician

$100 grocery budget, grocery budget, survive on $100 grocery budget, real food
A local MLA in the local Greater Vancouver area, Jagrup Brar, has been blogging about surviving on the welfare allowance of $610 a month.  It’s a publicity stunt of course – this man is a well paid public employee who unlike many welfare recipients, has no mental health issues and a loving family to return home to at the end of his adventure.  While the blog is interesting for some of...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Philosophy
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