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How Much Money Do You Save by Cooking at Home?

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This simple trick will save you $10 every time you go shopping

The majority of Americans' expenses go toward three things: housing, food and transportation. So cutting costs on groceries can make a major …

From using baking soda for cleaning to making her own bread: How budget-savvy dairy farmer lives off just $20 worth of groceries per WEEK

With the costs of living always increasing, it makes sense to think about where you can slash your weekly spend.<p>Proving frugal living isn't just a …

7 Things You Can Learn From The FIRE Movement

Some laughingly call it a cult. They also swear it's the path to early retirement.<p>Meet the FIRE movement, a lifestyle system followed largely by millennials that’s focused on the goal of achieving financial independence and retiring early.<p>FIRE adherents are uber-savers ― they save 50 percent or …

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Don’t Let Technology Bully You Into Tipping

Tipping inflation is real, and it’s coming to a tablet near you.<p>Merchants using Square and other mobile payment services can set “recommended” tip …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

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Bottles on a budget: best wine under $10

After the celebrations of the holiday season, many people prefer to keep things low key in January.<p>That means spending less money and staying close …

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I'm an Expert Thrift Store Shopper. Here Are My Top 10 Tricks

Thrifting isn't for the faint of heart.<p>Thrift shopping (or “thrifting,” as I like to call it) is not for the faint of heart. It certainly warms the …

Here’s a $50 grocery list for an entire week of healthy eating

Eating healthy and saving money often tend to be on people’s New Year’s resolution lists, but when you’re trying to do both, it’s best to go into the …

16 Thrifty Cooking Tips That'll Save You Some Serious Cash

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The Low-Effort Resolutions That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Money

Looking to slim down, save more, buff up or accomplish any other New Year’s resolutions in 2018? You’re not alone. As a new study from The University …

How Much Does Eating Out Really Cost You?

How to Stop Eating Out and Slash Your Food Bill<p>Updated March 06, 2018<p>Eating out is easy. But it’s expensive. Since food takes up a large chunk of …

Grow a Year-Round Indoor Salad Garden - Organic Gardening

A very simple idea put me on the path toward growing a year-round indoor salad garden: I wanted fresh salad greens throughout winter. This desire …

Gardening

Black Friday 2017: 5 sneaky signs a deal isn’t actually worth it

Black Friday is both an adrenaline- and blood-pressure-raising annual event as shoppers stampede their local malls and favorite websites in search of …

Healthy Food

Feb 21, 2018<p>Santino Panico documented his own plant-fueled journey to the marathon starting line with the help of other vegan professional athletes…<p>Feb 15, 2018<p>​Settle your stomach before your next run.<p>Shelby Houlihan loves potlucks with her teammates (and Cold Stone when she’s not …

Unhealthy Food Choices Are Silent Budget Killers : The Grocery Game Challenge 2017 #2 Nov 6-12

HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES ARE JUST THAT, CHOICES YOU MAKE Do you have an unhealthy food list? Discretionary foods also known as empty calories or junk …

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How much does a week of groceries cost in Canada? We crunched the numbers

Keeping the fridge stocked is a weekly chore for many of us, but how much will the average Canadian spend each week? <b></b>That is, forgive the pun, a …

5 of the Best Things to Buy With a Credit Card

These purchases should always go on a credit card.<p>Credit cards may not be a perfect fit for every purchase, but there are some times that using a …

Personal Finance

16 Clever Ways to Save Money We've Never Thought of Before

There are simple ways to save money: Things like bringing a homemade lunch to work instead of buying it every day, brewing your own coffee at home, …

Personal Finance

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

This Handy Chart Will Tell You If You’re Spending Too Much Money on Groceries

Most families can relate to the stress of shelling out for groceries when you’re stretched thin for cash, especially if you’re buying food to feed a …

Personal Finance

Couple making $200,000 a year say they are just scraping by

An annual household income of $200,000 is nearly four times as much as the median annual income in the United States. But although bringing in that …

Top 10 Free Graphic Design Software and Online Tools for Beginners

Graphic Design Software are infamous for being pricey and if you are just beginning your career as a Graphic Designer or are looking for casual …

Graphic Design

Why an Emergency Fund Should Be a Top Financial Priority

Why should you prioritize an emergency fund? Find out why saving for an emergency fund needs to be one of your top financial goals.<p>If you're like …

Personal Finance

5 Lies About Debt You Believe

Debt is one of the most stressful things when it comes to finances. What’s worse is that we’re led to believe a number of things about debt that …

Personal Finance

38 Mind-Blowing Money Saving Tricks For Students

As a student, saving money would seem like moving mountains. If you want to attain financial success, then you need to keep a track on your expenses …

Personal Finance

7 essential tips to avoid the 'lifestyle creep' that keeps you from building wealth

I did all kinds of things in college to save money. I ate absurd amounts of ramen noodles, as it was an extremely cheap form of calories. I lived in a tiny apartment with as many as seven other people to get rent well below the $100 per month line. I went to all kinds of on-campus events mostly …

Why it seems like everyone else can afford the things you can't

You're pretty sure these people don't make a lot more than you do.<p>So how are they able to spend that kind of money?<p>Maybe they're up to their ears in debt, or they're trust fund babies, or they'll never be able to retire. Or maybe they've figured out the secret to money, which is: You can have …

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