Best Money Tips: Make Your Groceries Last Longer

by Ashley Jacobs on 19 April 2013 3 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on making your groceries last longer, saving on wedding favors, and retirement savings busters.

Top 5 Articles

8 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer — Spraying your guacamole with cooking oil will make it last longer. [Three Thrifty Guys]

11 Ways to Save on Wedding Favors — To save on wedding favors, make them yourself! [PopSugar Smart Living]

7 Retirement Savings Busters — Be prepared for retirement savings busters by buying long-term care insurance. [Free Money Finance]

How to Get Approved for a Mortgage (Especially Your First) — Making sure your credit is healthy is a key aspect of getting approved for a mortgage. [Money Under 30]

7 Things You Can Do With Your Tax Refund — Not sure what to do with your tax refund? Consider starting a business. [Christian PF]

Other Essential Reading

5 Ways to Combat Rising Health Care Costs — Combat rising health care costs by choosing a high-deductible plan. [Smart On Money]

Meet Jim, my millionaire next door — Learn a lesson from a millionaire and spend less than you make. [Five Cent Nickel]

What Factors Affect Your Property Taxes And How Much You Pay? — The market value of other properties affects your property taxes and how much you pay. [Bible Money Matters]

Defining a healthy dose of lifestyle inflation — It may be OK to consider a small dose of lifestyle inflation if you are debt free. [Get Rich Slowly]

How to Choose the Right Summer Camp — Choosing the right summer camp for your child requires you to set a budget and do some research. [Parenting Squad]

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A great list, thanks! I know if you spread lime juice onto an avocado that's been sliced it will stop it from going "brown". I can't remember the scientific process behind it but it certainly works! I'll have a read of the others later, but for now it's all about groceries. The sad thing about veg (and I really do love vegetables) is how quickly they go off.

Another tip; remember, don't keep tomatoes or bananas in the fridge. They need to be kept at room temperature.

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Thanks for sharing these great links! I remember when I was younger in Girl Scouts they taught us how to cut fruits and make them last for our lunches, ect. It's been awhile since I actually cared about putting lemon juice on my cut apples, but recently I have been letting a lot of food go to waste and tips like this are great.

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Gareth

There's so much food waste in our society its crazy. Try never throwing away food from the fridge, even if a day or two out!