Food savings don’t always come from coupons. Sometimes you can save on groceries simply by looking through your pantry and freezer first. Working with what you already have, you can skip a trip to the groceries store and make sure your spent dollars on food don’t go to waste. February is an ideal time for an “inventory” of your pantry and freezer. Foods stored in … Continue reading Food savings from your pantry and fridge
Americans throw away 40% of their food every year, according to a study by Natural Resources Defense Council. Knowing how to preserve your food can help space out your grocery shopping trips and save the medical costs from food-related illness. Here are some quick, simple tips to keep your food safe for longer: Look at the perishable foods you have before making a shopping list … Continue reading How to Preserve Food and Save on Groceries
Food is a major budget category for most. Try these tips to cut back on your food expenses: Cook whenever you can. The money spent on one meal out can generally fund several days of home-cooked meals. (there are some great cookbooks for quick, easy meals, like The 5:30 Challenge – which claims each recipe requires 5 ingredients or less, and only 30-minutes to prepare.) … Continue reading Save on Food and Groceries!
Just because you’re in college and on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t take a vacation. College is the time to make memories, it’s the time to set out and explore the world around you. While tuition, living expenses, and textbook prices are going up each year it may seem impossible that you’ll ever be able to afford a vacation while in college but there … Continue reading In College? Need a Vacation that Won’t Break Your Bank?
With student loans hanging over your head, the steep prices of textbooks and the miscellaneous costs of living on your own, it’s inevitable that a lack of finances can make some of the most exciting years of your college life pretty stressful. A solution to these burdens though could be way easier than you think. Every college student loves a good deal, but who actually has the time … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Money at Stores
Everyone has bad habits, but not everyone realizes how much their bad habits are costing them. Here is a list of the most common bad habits that can break your bank. Coffee Americans spend an average of $21.32 per week on brewed beverages at coffee shops. With a midsize latte going for $3.65 at Starbucks and $3. 19 at Dunkin Donuts; investing in a coffee maker for … Continue reading Bad Habits That Can Break The Bank
Getting hitched with a party, music, flowers, photography and a cake carries a pretty price tag —$31,213, on average last year, to be exact, according to the annual Real Weddings Study by TheKnot.com. CNBC, “America’s Biggest Money Mistakes” Now hold your horses! Love is probably one of the most powerful, wonderful reasons to celebrate in the world–We won’t tell you otherwise. Your wallet might say … Continue reading How to Get Married without Getting Swindled
Everyone wants to make this time of year special, but on a budget it’s difficult to do something more romantic than dinner and a movie. If only you knew someone that could come up with some good ideas for you… Oh, wait! You do! Here are some things to consider before compromising your budget, even if they may be worth it. These are red hot classics. … Continue reading Don’t Go Breaking My Bank: 8 Valentine Dates for College Kids
It’s striking that one in three Americans claim to keep a monthly budget but most people don’t know how much they spend on a single day. Now, some of us use mobile apps for budgeting, but for those who don’t, how much do you think you spend? Let’s go through a day in an average person’s shoes. Continue reading On an Average Day, What Do You Spend Money On?
Okay, so we could all use a little help when it comes to getting our finances in order. It’s always a struggle. But two words: New. Year. It’s time to makes some changes that could potentially keep you from getting overwhelmed. Keep a budget. It is seriously important to keep a budget and stick to it. A good budget is the foundation to financial security. … Continue reading New Years Resolutions That Save You Money