I created the Suburban Poor blog shortly after I graduated from College and found myself surviving with no prospects and a very small budget. One evening, several friends had been talking about money troubles, and I ended up offering up some of the tips and tricks I’d learned. Afterward, I realized that these musings might make for an interesting blog and useful blog. A few musings later over what to call the blog, “The Suburban Poor” was born!
About the Author:
I am a 23 year old living in the suburbs of Nebraska, one of the midwestern states in the United States. I am a college graduate* with a bachelor’s of arts who double-majored in the financially unhelpful fields of English and Philosophy. I was planning on going to law school, and had the grades and scores to do it. Statistics, however, suggested that this would be terrible financial decision, with law schools graduating 40 new lawyers each year for every 1 available legal position in the country. Unwilling to gamble on those odds with the massive student debt that law school would create, I decided against it. So here I am now, trying to make end’s meet and otherwise toodling about the internet.
To help those looking for specific posts about certain core issues, the following tags will be used:
- #Food — Posts tagged with this will cover ways to save money on food and cheap recipe ideas.
- #Summer — Post tagged with this will cover ways to save money in the summer, either by using summer temperatures to your advantage, or by giving you cheap and easy ways to fight the summer heat.
- #Winter — Post tagged with this will cover ways to save money in the winter, either by using winter temperatures to your advantage, or by giving you cheap and easy ways to stay warm.
- #Time — Posts tagged with this will cover ways to save time on often time-consuming tasks. Time may not always be money, but you still usually end up paying for time that could have been spend recharing for important tasks.
- #Collaboration — Posts Tagged with this will cover ways to save money that specifically involve collaborating and working together with friends, family, and your community.
- #Misc — Posts Tagged with this will primarily cover ways to save money on things not listed above, as well as ways to keep yourself sane and happy when living on a tight budget.
The banner at the top of the page is contains a creative-commons photo, “Back-to-Back-Alleyway” by Gene Hunt, taken in 2007 and posted on Flickr with the creative commons license to make commercial and noncommercial use of as-is and in modified form. The URL of that image is as follows: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/486663550/