Tag: Non-Fiction

The Yellow Envelope…by Kim Dinan Blog Tour

The Yellow Envelope…by Kim Dinan Blog Tour

  I am excited to be part of the ‘Yellow Envelope’ blog tour. It is a fun non-fiction book by Kim Dinan. She and her husband sold everything they owned and decided to tour the world. Right before they left their friends gave them a yellow envelope full of money. The rules were: don’t overthink it; share your experiences; don’t feel pressured to give it all away. I can’t wait to read it. For now here is my Q & A with Kim. Check back in the next couple of weeks for my review.   1. If you could live anyplace other than where you currently live, where would it be? Good question! It would have to be someplace beautiful, remote and in the mountains, maybe some tiny Swiss village in the Alps. I don’t know which one. I’ll have to go do some on-the-ground research!   2. What is the single most important piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to downsize and travel? Do something every single day that leads you in the direction of your goal. It took me three years to downsize and save money so that I could travel. Some days the only thing […]

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$2.00 A Day:Living On Almost Nothing In America…by Kathryn Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

$2.00 A Day:Living On Almost Nothing In America…by Kathryn Edin, H. Luke Shaefer

$2.00 A Day is a non-fiction book about extreme poverty in America. It attempts to explain what causes an individual to be in such dire circumstances. It also highlights what they do to survive. It basically describes how some survive with no cash income. Lately I’ve not been much of a non-fiction fiction reader. I just didn’t seem to come across many non-fic books I’m interested in. ‘$2.00 a Day:Living On Almost Nothing in America’, seemed to highlight an interesting subject so I thought I would give it a shot. The main thrust of this book is that in the U.S., what we think of as ‘traditional welfare’, no longer exists. The federal government eliminated it in the mid-nineties during the Clinton administration. Currently families are only able to get cash from the government if they have minor children and jump through all the government hoops (such as keeping a job). It is also temporary, lasting only for a couple of years. The federal government gives the states money for the upkeep of the ‘welfare’ system. The states disperse it however they would like. This includes dividing the money into other programs and away from people. The authors explain that […]

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