This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Aldi is a no-frills grocer that lacks the perks Americans are used to. You will not find glistening towers of intricately interlacing vegetables. You will find utilitarian stacks of boxes and bags containing weird off-brand products. “Ah, so this is how the communists shop!” *sips organic pear brandy from snifter* Aldi is more than different. It’s the best …

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Oh hey yah, it’s been a while since I wrote about cash. Let’s see…During the month of September we were like a germ bag circus. The month of October, we had an opportunity to move away from slummy the slumlord, owner of giant dread tree in backyard he refuses to cut down. And why clean …

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Last week I gave Laila a back-to-school budget of $150 and vowed not to exceed it. That’s harder than it sounds. Shiny, pretty back-to-school things are everywhere. A few increments of $20 or $30 and you’ve blown the budget on stuff that’s probably not going to fit in six months to a year. I realized …

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