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“Mom, can I have a clubhouse.” “Well, maybe this summer your dad can build something…” “No, I mean a real clubhouse. Like in Up.” “Where?” “Me and C are gonna make the empty house down the street our clubhouse.” “No, you’re not. That house belongs to someone. You can’t go in there.” “Nobody lives there. […]


One of the side effects of being poor is that you don’t blog about the bargains from your non-existent shopping excursions or the cool new gadgets that you don’t have. I experience the thrill of finding the perfect purse vicariously on others’ blogs. What I don’t enjoy, are the blogs that post “foreclosure” finds. They […]