Food & Dining

National Vegetarian Month- 5 Tips to Save Money on Veggies at the Grocery Store
October 10, 2014

5 Tips to Save Money on Veggies at the Grocery Store

  Everyone wants to eat healthy and vegetables are a great healthy staple of a good diet. Canned vegetables may not taste as good as fresh produce, but they are often less expensive.  Fresh food tastes better and is better for your family’s health than canned food. It IS possible to eat fresh healthy food […]

Back to School: Healthy School Lunches on a Budget
August 4, 2014

Back to School: Healthy School Lunches on a Budget

School is almost back in session. That means that the chore of prepping lunches will soon be making its way back into your daily schedule. You want your kids to have nutritious lunches, but you don’t want to break the bank trying to put them together. To help, we spoke with nutrition experts and parents […]

How to Throw a Memorial Day Barbecue on a Budget
May 26, 2014

How to Throw a Memorial Day Barbecue on a Budget

There’s no better way to start the summer than with a Memorial Day barbecue celebrated with friends and family. If you’re the one doing the hosting, though, it can result in a few headaches and some hefty grocery bills before it’s all said and done. How can you throw an enjoyable and delicious Memorial Day […]

Celebrate National Wait Staff Day with Our Tipping Cheat Sheet
May 21, 2014

Celebrate National Wait Staff Day with Our Tipping Cheat Sheet

May 21 marks National Waiter/Waitress Day — a day for diners everywhere to recognize the work a restaurant’s wait staff does to make your dining experience pleasant and memorable. One of the best ways to recognize and reward them for their hard work is by leaving tips, but determining how much to leave can be […]

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October 16, 2013

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Kid in 2013?

Whether you are a parent or not, you’re probably well aware that raising a child isn’t cheap. The cost of diapers, clothes, healthcare, housing and countless other expenses add up – but have you ever tried to put a number on the annual cost of raising a child? The answer depends heavily on a family’s […]

Travel Finances
October 7, 2013

10 Ways to Protect Your Finances While Traveling

Vacation is a time to unplug and relax, but that doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to drop the ball on financial security. From maintaining a tight travel budget to protecting yourself from credit fraud, theft and missed bills, it’s important to head into your next trip with a smart financial protection plan. Here are 10 […]

Staycation Tips
September 30, 2013

10 Tips For Planning A Fun & Affordable Staycation

A lavish vacation may be out of the question this year, but what about a staycation? According to an infographic from BedandBreakfast.com, 24% of Americans are likely to take a staycation in the coming year. Wikipedia defines the staycation as “a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities […]

Healthy Groceries on a Budget: Tips for Supermarket Success
September 20, 2013

Healthy Groceries on a Budget: Tips for Supermarket Success

A commonly cited excuse for unhealthy eating is that produce, organic and other healthy foods tend to be significantly more expensive than their empty calorie counterparts. Is that classic excuse legitimate, though? In 2012 the USDA made it their mission to find out. The title of the report, “Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It […]

School Lunch
August 26, 2013

Pack School Lunches On A Shoestring Budget

Back-to-school season is upon us! In recent weeks we’ve talked about how to save cash on your child’s pencils, notebooks and other supplies, and we also covered a few strategies for staying within your budget for school clothing. These costs can certainly pile up, but for the most part they are one-time expenses that you […]