Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 2: Life Costs Double or Triple

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This is the second in a 4-part series about financial stress and trying to recover from the recession. The first post is a crucial read so that you can get the background and intention of this series.

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Realities of Recovering From the Recession, Part 3: Mental, Emotional & Physical Ramifications

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This is Part 3 of a 4-part series. If you haven’t read the first two posts, please do so before continuing with this one, as each new post builds upon the previous ones. You can find

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Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 2: Life Costs Double or Triple

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This is the second in a 4-part series about financial stress and trying to recover from the recession. The first post is a crucial read so that you can get the background and intention of this series.

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Realities of Recovering from the Recession, Part 1: Intro and an Inside Look

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This is the first in a four-part series that I’ve wanted to write for a long time. As I mention below, I’m writing this painfully honest series in order to give people a better understanding of what it’s like to be part of the working poor (or unemployed),…

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Recipe: Mushroom Street Tacos

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I’ve been trying to get my mom up here to visit for over a year and a half, and last weekend we were finally able to make it happen. Despite my exceedingly uncomfortable “couch”, it was fun to show her all the progress I’ve made on my apartment (I may…

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The PGEW Bake Shoppe is now open!

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When I lost my job due to my illness last month, I was devastated. Not only did I love everything about it, but I was once again thrust into the very frightening, precarious position of Not Knowing Where The Next Dollar Is Coming From. Considering I had…

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Recipe: Rawvocado Pizza

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It’s official: I’m melting.

No matter how many 95° days we may have leading up to real summertime, the first 100° day of the year is always an assault on the senses. I’ve lived in Sacramento for over a decade now (wow!), and I’m still not used to…

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Recipe: Roasted Potatoes & Tomatoes with Lemon & Feta

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You ever have one of those months at work that just doesn’t seem to stop? Like, ever? It’s felt that way at my job for the past several weeks, and boy, has it taken its toll on my work-life balance (and housework)!…

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Recipe: #AvocadoSuccess

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First of all, I want to thank everyone who’s purchased a copy of the Healthy…

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The PGEW Healthy 15 for 2015 Ebook is here!

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Hi everyone!

You might have noticed there was no recipe post last week, and I do apologize for that. But I have an excellent reason, and  will be making it up to you in the next couple weeks with some more delicious new recipes.

Anyway, I sacrificed…

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The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 21.0

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I wanted to share a quick $25 Shopping Cart with you all before we get into the next recipe and tip posts. I actually went on this run last month, but it’s still a good example of how to Trader Joe’s (yes, it’s now a verb) with a fairly well-stocked…

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