Let's start with stating something most of us probably already know—feminism is about equality. Plain and simple as that. It's not about one gender being better than the other, it's not about hating men unfairly, it's not women wanting to take over the world and have things better than anyone else; it's simply about creating true equality between genders. If you've seen more extreme examples of people claiming to be feminists and putting the other gender down excessively, please keep an open mind and remember that true feminism is just about equality.
I wish I could tell you, "No! Absolutely not! Save your money!"
Ah, insurance. There's never been a truer thing that you can't live with or live without. This is especially true when people who can't afford health insurance get hit with a tax penalty that makes them... well, even less able to afford health insurance.
Theoretically, if you're not getting any raises and the cost of necessities like utilities, groceries, and gas are all going up, your rent should go down. If the nation is in a recession and people start tightening their belts on spending, you'd think that landlords might take pity and charge a little less to offset that change.
I didn't have my first passport until I was nearly 22; this isn't terribly old, but I grew up in an area where most of my peers had passports by age 10 and airily talked about all the exciting vacations they were going on with family. Back then, I didn't feel at all jealous, since I honestly didn't have much interest in traveling.
Chances are that if you've got making the proposal on your mind, you've probably been with your partner for a while. You might be going into the proposal with near complete confidence that they're going to say, "Yes!"