How to Save Money on Holiday Travel

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel Take advantage of the free travel booking service at Help Me Travel Cheap. Book early. Check out Southwest Airlines – when you factor in baggage cost, it is hard to find a better price than Southwest.  However, you need to know they have an open seating policy that some people find annoying.  Learn more about Southwest family boarding policy. Set your … [Read more...]

What is the Cause of Poverty?

Ok.  Here we go.  It’s time to dive into the always sensitive topic of poverty. If you think the question I asked in the post title – what is the cause of poverty - can be answered in one concise sentence, then I’m going to guess you’ve never seriously thought about the question.  Everyone I know who has spent any time in the presence of the poor acknowledges the complexity of the … [Read more...]

What are the characteristics of the poor, middle class, and wealthy?

There are a whole slew of ways to define if someone is poor, middle class, or wealthy.  The following chart is one of the most helpful resources I have encountered because it holistically deals with many different characteristics between the poor, middle class, and wealthy.  How do the middle class characteristics compare with your own?  Do you related to the characteristics of the poor? The … [Read more...]

Solution to Poverty? Is it Money?

For the last three years I have been living in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  Here are some quick facts to familiarize you with the economic condition there.  The remainder of this post focuses specifically on issues of the poor related to third world countries like PNG. 85% of PNG citizens are sustenance farmers.  This means they live off of what they grow in their gardens. The majority of homes … [Read more...]