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?
Picnics are a classic summertime source of entertainment and June 18th is all about celebrating them. While you might have plenty of food at your picnic, you could be left feeling empty handed if you break the bank to prepare for the meal. Here are a few tips that will keep both your guests and your wallet happy at your next picnic. Use your everyday … Continue reading Gear Up for National Picnic Day: Save Big While Still Being the Hostess with the Mostess
Summertime means sunshine, laughter and good times with good people. Often these good times include going out to eat with friends and family. No one wants to miss out on a good meal, but dining out can get pricey if you’re not taking the right steps to stay on budget when you’re out with the gang. Below is some money saving advice that will help … Continue reading How to Save on Dining This Summer
One of the many excuses people use as the reason why they don’t eat a healthy diet is that it costs more. But with careful planning and knowledge, you can spend the same amount on nutritious foods in the grocery store and get a lot more for your money. Plan meals ahead of time – Planning ahead prevents scrambling around for whatever morsel you can … Continue reading How to Eat Healthy on a Skinny Budget
Here’s a quick tip to save some money on groceries, though it may cost you in other ways. Buying food in prepared or ready-to-eat packages is often really expensive! Instead, try buying fresh foods. As an example, carrots in pre-washed, pre-cut, and ready-to-eat form are MUCH more expensive than the bag of regular carrots. Buying flavored oatmeal (including sugar and spices) is much more expensive … Continue reading Here is a Quick Tip on How to Save Money on Groceries
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