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How to Save on Groceries without Running Yourself Ragged

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No coupons, no sales, just pure everyday grocery savings!

I’m sure you’ve seen those psycho coupon hoarders running all over town to saving tons of money on food, but who has that kind of time? Clipping coupons only saves you a little and chasing sales wears you out – not to mention the wear on your car. Instead of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, learn how to shop wisely all the time, whether you have a coupon or not and whether the food you want is on sale or not.Read the rest...

Garden Recipes to Make the Most of Gifted Veggies

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Even if you don't have a vegetable garden, the free veggies tend to flow this time of year. Friendly neighbors and relatives with extra produce show up with mounds of squash, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and corn. These delectable treats can easily be transformed into gourmet delights for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some great ways to take advantage of gifted vegetables, which will also help you to save money too!Read the rest...

Compare Prices on the Go with These Free Apps

Smart phones apps are changing the way we shop, letting us check prices in real-time anywhere we happen to be. 

There was a time when you had to drive from store to store to find out where the best deals are. In many cases, the price of gas would often make this sort of shopping around cost more than you would save getting the best deal. If you had a laptop with a satellite connection, you could just check prices at the store before driving around, but that usually costs more than you could save too. Now, smart phone apps have come to the rescue. They’re free, easy to carry with you and a great way to grab the best deals on the fly.Read the rest...

5 Fabulous Gourmet Dinners for About $10

Turn your home into a five star restaurant and have the experience of a gourmet meal without the high cost.

These recipes are some of our family’s favorites. When you choose gourmet meals made with affordable ingredients, you get the pleasure of eating out at home, and you can eat great food as often as you like. I’ve used the abbreviations “c.” for cup, “T” for tablespoon and “t” for teaspoon.Read the rest...

Freegans Make Dumpster Diving Mainstream - Tips for Your First Foray into the Trend

Most people aren't thinking about getting their next groceries from a dumpster at midnight, but it's quickly becoming a trend to dumpster dive for food. It sounds gross initially, but there are actually benefits to getting your food from the trash. You can save money, get better quality food and cut down on the tremendous amount of waste produced by grocery stores each year. Here are a few tips for getting started.Read the rest...

An Effective Diet that Trims Your Wallet and Your Waist!

The Mediterranean Diet is proven to help you lose weight and save money on groceries.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, over the past 20 years, obesity has been on the rise. One-third of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. suffer from obesity. As if this wasn't bad enough, the CDC also reported in 2008 that obesity-related medical costs came in around $147 billion. The medical bills of an obese person weigh in about $1,429 more than an average sized person. In other words, being obese is as bad for your wallet as well as your body.Read the rest...

Make at Home Lunch Ideas: Bringing Flair to the Plain Brown Bag

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Packing a lunch each day saves you money. Yes, sandwiches day in and day out can become rather tiring, but with a little planning the night before, a delicious lunch takes only a few minutes to whip up. The secret to creating yummy lunches relies on following these five tips:Read the rest...

Six Awesome Apps for Serious Couponers

smart phone coupon appsIf you're serious about cutting coupons to save money, you can now use your smart phone to get great deals on all types of products. Whether you shop at one store or at a variety of stores on a weekly basis, use these six mobile apps to help you save more money. Search the app store for these apps and others.Read the rest...

4 Best-Kept Couponing Secrets

As the budget of the average consumer gets tighter, more and more people are turning to coupons to help them stretch their grocery dollars a little further every month. While the basic idea of using coupons is quite simple, there are a number of tips and tricks that can help you save even more money with your coupons. Here are four secrets that can allow you to get more products and better deals with each coupon you use.Read the rest...

Use the Dirty Dozen List to Save on Groceries (Free Wallet Reference Printout Included)

There are many reasons to eat organic foods, but the cost of an all-organic grocery list can be prohibitive. For families shopping on a budget, choosing your battles is a great way to save money without sacrificing the health of yourself or your kids. By learning which fruits and vegetables have the highest risk of contamination from pesticides and other chemicals, you can make the best choice about which organic foods to buy.Read the rest...