Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Game of What If (Including My First Ever Shout Outs)

What if did not exist as a blog? What it it was a community resource center instead? What would you see at The Working Poor Resource Center?

First of all there would be a building with several rooms for all the many subjects or uses. There would be meetings, classes, childcare for those attending, and help available for those facing severe poverty, others climbing their way out of debt, and newly poor people unsure of how to make ends meet.

I would invite people like Connie to teach a few basic cooking classes so people wouldn't feel the need to eat out so often on a small budget. When they had a few cooking skills under their belt I would introduce them to The 99 Cent Chef so they could search for new recipes to suit their tastes and budgets.

When they expressed a need to tame their spending and craft a budget I would introduce them to Monroe on a Budget for all sorts of tips. If they were stuck on spending and collecting more stuff and couldn't even fathom another way of life I would send them here for a valuable lesson.

If they were feeling deprived while trying to get their budget under control and save I would call upon Adam at The Magical Penny to give them a pep-talk.

When they were ready and had saved some cash and were healing financially speaking I would send them here, and here for lessons on how to start investing for the future.

There are many more people out their doing wonderful things on the Internet. This is by no means a complete list. I have wanted a chance to introduce readers to some of the blogs I have enjoyed. I don't follow or Facebook or anything of that nature because as I said it would just make me feel guilty for not keeping up with it all. I am out there reading and I've enjoyed making these introductions tonight so it's a feature I may use again. Life may be difficult at this time but remember to have fun out there!


  1. The 99 Cent Chef looks awesome! I wish we had a .99 store around here. But the recipes still look yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, wouldn't we have a BLAST? The offline cooking classes The Food Stamps Cooking Club has offered have always been wonderful with Mother Connie learning at least as much as she "taught"! Oh, this is RIGHT UP my alley! Thanks for the hey; it makes me wanna do even better!

    Mother Connie

  3. I think what we have is a college campus where students are encouraged to take credits toward a major in personal finance, frugal living and / or home economics.

    Professor Connie teaching this, Professor Adam teaching that. Rev. Len could serve as chaplain in addition to teaching a course.

    Who wants to be the academic advisor?

  4. Thanks for the shout out! I like the unique way you laid out this roundup!


  5. Oh, can I teach something too? I know a lot about poetry, thrift shopping, and frugal cooking. Maybe a little of all three?

  6. Wow, I'd be honoured to teach at such an establishment. You're too sweet :)

    Thanks for the mention, what a lovely surprise.

  7. Meg, I don't have .99 cent stores here either, but I've found some fantastic recipes on his site.

    Connie, you're welcome. Now I want to sit in on an offline cooking class.

    Monroe, great ideas!

    Timothy, thank you. :)

    Frugalscholar, thrift shopping and crockpot cooking while reciting poetry?

    Professor Adam, thank you!