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POSTSep 16, 2020
At some point, you may have looked back at your monthly budget and noticed a huge spending black hole draining your wallet of hard-earned cash: your food budget. Most of us lead busy lives, and though we’d love daily time to cook delicious and nutritious meals, it’s just not possible. It’s true that time is . . .
POSTSep 03, 2020
According to the USDA, as of May 2019, a family of four typically spent between $567.80 and $1,296.30 on food a month. Yikes! Trying to eat healthily? Organic food costs up to 25% more than conventionally grown food. Even if you skip organic products, Harvard University says a healthy diet typically costs more than an unhealthy diet. So if you . . .
POSTSep 01, 2020
If you want to save money, give up buying your morning coffee: Doesn’t that feel like the tagline of almost every personal finance article you read? What if you love your morning coffee, though? And what if you really and truly hate saving money? Are your finances forever doomed? No! You are in control of . . .
POSTJul 24, 2020
Even when you’ve got tons of money, that doesn’t mean you can’t be thrifty. Just look at Veronica Mars and The Good Place star Kristen Bell, who tweets about her love of coupons and talks about buying secondhand clothes for her kids. And even Beyoncé has been spotted shopping at Target, just like the rest of us. Sure, some celebs go through money like . . .
POSTJul 16, 2020
College is great, but college is also hard. And in between juggling classes, homework, projects, internships, jobs, and activities, you’re also learning to take care of yourself for the first time. Most college students are learning to do this on a serious budget, too. The stereotypes of the broke college student surviving off of packets . . .
POSTJul 08, 2020
You want to save money. You want to serve healthy, tasty, exciting meals. And you would prefer not to spend your whole life either at the grocery store or in the kitchen. It’s a familiar story: After all, most of us are juggling work, family, friends, chores, pets, and other responsibilities, along with the daily . . .
POSTJun 23, 2020
There’s no doubt that taking some time off to have fun and relax close to home can be just as rewarding as going away for vacation, and it’s certainly thriftier. When you vacation close to home, you can eliminate a load of stress and expense. Consider that when you go on vacation, you have to . . .
POSTJun 18, 2020
School is out, temperatures are rising, and for most of us, this means one thing: It’s vacation time! Are you dreaming of white beaches and emerald green waves? Or maybe fresh mountain streams and picnicking under a canopy of trees are more your speed. Perhaps you’ve got your eye on some major landmarks instead. But . . .
POSTJun 15, 2020
A December 2019 USDA report estimated that the cost of food prepared at home for a typical adult couple in the continental United States ranges from $89.10 for thrifty people all the way to $766.80 for more free-spending types. Does your budget cry out for you to follow the thrifty plan, but your food receipts look more . . .
POSTJun 01, 2020
Looking to save money? Shopping at thrift stores is a time-honored way to score great merchandise and a great bargain. Furniture, home goods, kids clothes, and books are excellent items to focus on as you begin thrifting. But does it feel like when you go into thrift stores, either everything is overpriced or the merchandise . . .