Surviving on the Student Loan…

Originally posted on We Are Sheffield Students:
University life often conjures images of baked beans on stale toast, Primark clothes and Tesco Value lemonade…..but it doesn’t have to be! As we’re moving further into the second semester and our student finance loan is rapidly starting to disappear, here are some top tips on how to make the money go a bit further and still live comfortably (as far as it’s possible at uni anyway)! 1) Good old weekly offers Half price toothpaste? Buy one get one free toilet rolls? For items with long shelf life it’s a great idea to bulk buy…

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Has Our American “Middle Class” Disappeared

Originally posted on on40acres:
The phrase “Middle Class” is fast disappearing from both national, state and county political vocabularies. This should not be a surprise to any of us. Those that did consider themselves as “Middle Class” – with a family income that allowed them to live comfortably – are now “ordinary,” according to Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Rand Paul defines them as “people who work for people who own businesses.” Many of us may consider ourselves “ordinary,” but individuals currently working two or more minimum wage jobs, under 20 hours per week, for $7.25 per hour consider themselves to be…

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8 Ways to Save by Going Back to Basics

Originally posted on Wildcat Mortgage, Inc:
Whether it’s for political, ideological, economic or environmental reasons – or because it’s just plain fun – a growing number of people are embracing elements of old-fashioned homesteading. Of course, people have been growing their own food and raising livestock for eons. But in recent years, such practices have taken hold in cities and suburban areas, and they’ve particularly caught on with younger generations. So-called “urban homesteading” can involve anything from setting up an apartment-balcony container garden to fencing off a section of the backyard for chickens, or even simple projects like canning your own jam.…

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Julian Castro Says Clinton Emails Prove Republican Witch Hunt

Originally posted on The Guardian Post:
By Eric Bradner/Washington (CNN)Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails a “witch hunt” and a “sideshow” from dealing with America’s most pressing problems. The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of “very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics.” “That’s unfortunate and it’s one of the reasons Congress has a 19% approval rating,” Castro told CNN’s Jim Acosta Sunday on “State of the Union.” RELATED: First round of Hillary Clinton’s emails released A trove of Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state were…

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Join The Great Flip-Flop Fashion Debate!

Originally posted on Professional Moron:
Some flip-flops are known to set out on their own once their owners ditch them. Flip flops. This is onomatopoeic fashion in action – a shoe named after the stupid noise it makes. We find it offensive! There is, however, more to the flip-flop than meets the brain. Fashion accessory aside, they double up as a man feet odour worseners (a real word), and are the current darling of the fascist Hipster movement. Hipsterism exploded into fashion a few years back. It’s about being an individual, liking cult stuff, and being of one’s own mind, whilst simultaneously being…

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