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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 …

Frugal Living

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 …

Eating

16 Practical Cooking Tips That'll Actually Save You Money

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Cooking

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 as the calendar turns to 2018? You’re not alone. As a new …

Personal Finance

How Much Does Eating Out Really Cost? Tips to Help You Stop Eating Out

Eating out is easy. It's convenient and it's expensive. Food takes up a big portion of most people's budget. Breaking the fast food habit may be one …

Grow a Year-Round Indoor Salad Garden - Organic Gardening

With this technique, you can grow all the salad greens you need with a kitchen cupboard and a windowsill.<p>Photo by Peter Burke<p>A very simple idea put …

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 …

8 Simple Hacks to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating a balanced diet doesn’t have to drain your bank account.<p>In a perfect world, your fridge would always be fully stocked and brimming with fresh, high-quality foods that pack the nutrients you need.<p>But that’s not always attainable for many reasons. One, in particular, is money. If you’re …

Frugal Living

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 …

Nutrition

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 …

Money

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, …

Money

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Budgeting

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 …

Retirement

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 …

Graphics

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 …

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 …

Frugal Living

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 …

Frugal Living

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

Like many people, I spent my college years being extremely frugal.<p>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 …

Money

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

Your neighbor pulls up in a sweet new ride. Your co-worker announces she's taking yet another trip abroad. Your best friend upgrades to a bigger house in a better area of town.<p>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 …

Personal Finance

How to save money on food when you live alone

If you’re cooking for one, you probably know the feeling of disappointment and frustration that comes with throwing away a lot of food before you’ve had the chance to finish it.<p>You’ve probably also thrown items in your cart, knowing fully well that half of it will end up in the trash. Often food …

Budgeting

How I cut my $80-a-week grocery budget in half without eating less

<b>• Kenny Gould followed one of the USDA's food plans for a month. It cut his normal grocery budget almost in half — from $80 to $42.</b><p><b>• He shopped at a different store each week: his local chain, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and a food co-op.</b> <b></b><p><b>• He was able to buy plenty of healthy food and still save</b> …

Frugal Living

Money-Saving Habits of Seriously Frugal People

If frugality is a continuum, some people fall very far on one end (let's call it the "saving used aluminum foil in a drawer" end). They'll go to …

Frugal Living

This is the best, most underrated way to make your money feel worth more, according to science

Spending money outsourcing chores you could easily do yourself can feel like a lazy indulgence, but a new study from researchers at University of …

Money

How to set up a budget you'll actually keep in just 4 weeks

There are few of us out there who would attempt to build a house without following a blueprint.<p>And for good reason: One poorly placed beam, and your home could come crashing down.<p>Yet when it comes to our finances, so many of us choose to forgo that all-important money blueprint: a budget.<p>A 2013 …

Stop wasting money: How to cut back on “convenience vices” — but still have fun

You know perfectly well that eating out and hitting Starbucks more than a few days a week can wreak havoc with your budget. And while anyone can tell …

Money

How to Make Budgeting Fun

It’s possible, trust us.<p><i>This post was written by Pamela Capalad, and originally appeared on Girlboss.com.</i><p>Before you write this article off as just another bitter pill to swallow (because let’s be honest: the word “budgeting” in a headline isn’t exactly an endorphin creator) I have a confession to …

Money

10 secrets to help you save money on everything you buy — all the time

Sometimes saving money feels like playing a game of whack-a-mole at a carnival. You save $6.50 by bringing lunch to work on Tuesday, then blow $7 on …

Money