Every week I like to feature a few frugal articles that caught my eyes. Curl up in your favorite reading nook and enjoy. Hopefully these encourage you to live frugal lives!
Overpopulation, Overconsumption — in pictures via The Guardian
In this breathtaking and heart-wrenching group of photos, The Guardian has captured the cost of capitalism. From overproduced lands to trash in the guts of animals, our lifestyles have major consequences. The photographers of this series have captured the essence of our problem of overconsumption. Now, what should we do about it?
Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures by Jura Koncius
This story cracked me up, because it’s totally true for me. With my more minimalist lifestyle and household, I can’t envision taking on all the material goods of my parents and grandparents. Sorry, mah! 🙂
These Debt Strikers Are Refusing to Pay Their Student Loans by Bill Kilby
For-profit colleges are one of the nastiest developments in recent educational history. They suck the life out of their students, over-promise/under-deliver, and sack their graduates with atmospheric levels of debt. Finally, a group of students from a for-profit collegiate system is saying “no.” They’re not paying their debts. And, frankly, all the power to them!
For richer or poorer: The challenges of marrying outside your class by Jessi Streib
Rising income and wealth inequality has some painful unintended consequences for couples. What happens when two people fall in love — one person from wealth and the other from poverty? The economics of marriage and coupling have never been more potent. This article is an important, critical view at these divided times.