Monthly Archives: January 2018

What to Eat to Cut Your Grocery Bill (No, It’s Not Ramen!)

I began a Food Budget Lifestyle as my New Year’s Resolution, 2018.  You know what? Even with only a few weeks under our belts, our family has saved hundreds of dollars!  We are planning meals, using what’s in the pantry, and being smarter about where we purchase our groceries.  We also are always on the lookout for healthy, delicious recipes

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5 Take-Aways from A Food Budget Lifestyle…They aren’t what you think!

Well, we made it to this, the final week of our first month on this new budget-saving lifestyle.  I learned quite a bit in this venture.  And, paradoxically, the budget-cutting lifestyle has made us feel better on many levels!  For one, we are in control of our finances, instead of the other way around – who doesn’t appreciate that feeling?

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Kick that Drive-Thru Habit

  Aaaaah, the drive thru… That all-too convenient and even more enticing invention of the 1950s.  What an all-American concept – food on the run! WAIT!  I bet you never added up how much you and the family spend on coffees, sodas, and fast food from the drive-thru.  We never did (don’t judge me!).  Then, I bought Quicken as part

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Lunches for Less

Even before I started this New Year’s Resolution, I was aware that the #money we were spending on lunches was adding up.  I had stopped eating at the cafe at work months earlier – I was getting tired of paying $7-$11 every time I grabbed a salad or sandwich and soft drink.  And, with two growing #teens at home, both of

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