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POSTFeb 17, 2021
The minimalist lifestyle is about living with less and being purposeful about what you do and do not allow into your life. At the moment, it feels very trendy: You can find blogs, Instagram accounts, podcasts, and books devoted to showcasing a minimalist lifestyle. Many of these social media accounts make minimalism seem expensive and . . .
POSTJan 11, 2021
Choosing foods that are healthy for the family while staying on budget may seem like a difficult combination. The good news is that a well-balanced diet that’s full of whole nutrients doesn’t have to be boring or unaffordable. Planning a menu and cooking as a family can be surprisingly cost-efficient, and it’s a great way to spend time . . .
POSTJan 04, 2021
Taking your family to a game is expensive. According to the 2019 Fan Cost Index, which calculates the cost for a family of four to go to a game, park, eat, and buy souvenirs, the median cost to go to an NFL game is $540.42, the median cost for an MLS game is $250.42, and the . . .
POSTOct 14, 2020
Living on a monthly budget typically means watching how and where you spend your hard-earned cash. Dining out may seem like a lavish treat, especially when you are trying to control your spending. While it’s understood that dining in is the most frugal option, there are ways to save money when you go out to eat. You don’t have to sacrifice . . .
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 . . .
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 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 . . .
POSTFeb 28, 2020
Throughout history, people’s diets have changed throughout the year depending on what was available and in season. The availability of refrigeration, better transportation systems, and supermarkets largely did away with seasonal eating in the 20th century. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a difference in quality in what’s available throughout the seasons. Think about the . . .