Learning to manage your food budget is one of the fastest ways to start turning around your family household budget. We see so many families practice grocery shopping habits that drive their food costs through the roof.
If you’ve never been shown how to master the art of food shopping and meal prep, don’t feel bad.
It’s a much easier game to learn than you realize.
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Are you looking to save money and find cheap meat near your home? These strategies could save you thousands of dollars this year.
Years ago, it was the man’s “job” to hunt for the meat to provide for the family. All it cost was a few days’ trudging through the forest, and some bullets or arrows. Then there was time to clean and dress the meat, a man’s muscles to lug it all home and space to store it.
Today, in our more “sophisticated” society, both sexes are responsible for putting meat on the table. The … Read more »
Have you ever thought long and hard about the eggs we eat?
What About Questions Like:
How long can eggs last unrefrigerated and refrigerated? Or, “How can you tell if the eggs you have are going bad? Does the nutritional value of an egg change as it ages?
Egg Storage Around the World
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to visit local grocery stores. I enjoy comparing the similarities and differences. In Iceland, grocery stores have a line of cookies called “Maryland.” In France, quail eggs are a common grocery store item.
One notable difference between Europe and the United … Read more »
The Declaration of Independence in the United States is one of the most revered documents in our history. It was a bold statement by oppressed men and women to gain freedom from a tyrannical English government.
10 Declaration of Independence Facts You May Not Know
But do you know these 10 Declaration of Independence facts about this most famous document?
1) The Resolve to move toward Independence
It was Richard Henry Lee of Virginia who proposed the resolution that “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British … Read more »
Chick-fil-A has an annual Cow Appreciation Day – sometimes called “Dress LIke a Cow Day” others call it “Chick-fil-a Day.” It occurs each year at the beginning of July. And it is celebrated by more than 1.8 million people.
When Is Cow Appreciation Day in 2019
This year Dress Like a Cow Day is being celebrated on Tuesday, July 9. It starts at opening time and ends around 7 pm that day.
This live video was shot on Cow Appreciation Day 2019 with 2 of our grandkids and our daughter-in-law Sarah.
Have you ever wondered which dish soap works best and gives you the best value for the money?
We love saving money and were wondering if we should buy the cheapest dish detergent or a more expensive one. Our curiosity finally got the best of us and we put together this test.
Have you ever thought, “Hmm, this name-brand product costs twice as much as the generic; is it twice as good? Oh, it’s all just advertising hype, there can’t be that BIG of a difference — I’m going to save the money and buy the generic.”
If you need Inexpensive Summer Activities for kids and families this summer, we’ve got 13 great recreation ideas that you’re going to love. These Summer activities are perfect for kids and adults.
It’s June and school’s out …what do you do to help your kids have healthy fun in the summer? Is it an afternoon at the movies, a visit to an amusement park, or an afternoon at the mall? How much will that cost you?
Perhaps you might want to consider tackling a large project, learning a new skill or participating in community service. These activities can also be fun and … Read more »
Do you need some retirement gift ideas? Are you looking for cheap, fun or decadent options? We’ve got lots of ideas.
Watching your retiring coworker walkout of the office on your last day might be a bittersweet moment. After decades of perseverance, they’ve made it to the “golden years.” They deserve the perfect retirement gift!
If your colleague or friend is leaving the office for the very last time, then make sure to send them along with something to remember you by.
We’ve got ideas for retirement gifts to fit every budget from cheap to extravagant. And gifts for friendship, whether acquaintances or … Read more »
Have you ever thought about great vacations with limited funds? And what about this summer? If you’re thinking you can’t take a vacation, think again. We’ve got lots of frugal and cheap tips to make your vacation memorable on a shoestring budget.
If your only option is a Vacation with Limited Funds, can you still create a fun and enjoyable memory? Here’s how we and several other frugal friends have enjoyed great vacations on the cheap.
Great Vacations on a Shoestring Budget
Yes, money is tight, unemployment is still high and the economic climate is uncertain. But if you’re thinking there is no … Read more »
Have you ever gotten a Sonic Drink Special during their daily Happy Hour? Sonic is America’s Drive-In fast food restaurant.
They serve up Happy Hour deals every day (Monday – Sunday) between 2 and 4 pm. We confirmed this information and updated in December of 2017.
We drive by a Sonic location several times each week. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that we discovered these half priced Happy Hour Deals (an online friend gave us a tip). You’ll want to see these amazing deals!
If you’re looking for some awesome drink deals and some tasty snacks check … Read more »
What does living below your means . . . mean? Does it mean a life of deprivation? Does it mean a life of constant coupon clipping, or a life of regularly saying, “We can’t afford it?”
Living below your means – something different.
Maybe it’s saying yes to your top priorities like paying off debt and building savings/retirement. OR, it’s saying, “I’d love to take a cruise, but this year we only have enough money for a driving vacation.” And then making it a fantastic, fun family memory. Maybe it’s saying, “I’m making great money right now, but this may not last, so we’re going to … Read more »
Vacation meals can be expensive! But with vacation meals on a budget and a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy awesome food. Even while you travel, you can spend much less than the average person doing it. We’ve got lots of ideas for having a great vacation on a budget and it all starts with saving on vacation meals.
10 Ways to Eat Yummy Vacation Meals on a Budget
1) Eat out Selectively on Vacation
When we fly to a destination and stay in a hotel we save money on food by minimizing the number of meals we eat at a restaurant. … Read more »
Getting excellent customer service from a large corporation is one of the seven wonders of the world . . . well, at least it seems that way. We love dealing with companies who have well-trained employees who really seem to care about their customers’ problems.
Companies with Bad Customer Service
We have had a number of frustrating interactions with companies lately – mostly internet/cell phone and utilities. Poor or non-existent customer service has become the norm. Long hold times and getting disconnected on phone calls is so frequent that we’ve come to expect it.
Celebrating Companies who Provide Excellent Customer Service