Food and Drink http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/209/all en-US Best Money Tips: How to Stick to Your Grocery Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-stick-to-your-grocery-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-stick-to-your-grocery-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_grocery_shopping_480797641.jpg" alt="Woman sticking to her grocery budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to stick to your grocery budget, tips for a successful spring garden, and how to maximize your cruise vacation.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.frugallyblonde.com/2018/02/8-tips-to-stick-to-your-grocery-budget/">8 Tips To Stick To Your Grocery Budget</a> &mdash; It's not always easy to stick to your grocery list. If you're prone to impulse buys, consider shopping for groceries online to avoid the temptation. [Frugally Blonde]</p> <p><a href="https://premeditatedleftovers.com/gardening/7-tips-successful-spring-gardening/">7 Tips for Successful Spring Gardening</a> &mdash; Follow these tips to get your spring garden off to a good start! [Premeditated Leftovers]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cruise-Travel-Tips-43998454">5 Tips For Maximizing Your Cruise Experience</a> &mdash; Don't waste your cruise time trying to research and coordinate your days at port. Do all of that before you get on the ship. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/fun-frugal-weekend-activities/">38 Fun Frugal Things You Can Do This Weekend!</a> &mdash; Being frugal doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of the fun things in life. There are plenty of fun things you can do without spending much &mdash; or any &mdash; money. [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thesimpledollar.com/six-things-to-look-for-in-a-life-insurance-policy/">Six Things to Look for in a Life Insurance Policy</a> &mdash; Do your due diligence when you shop for life insurance. There are certain factors that you should look for and a few to avoid. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://brokegirlrich.com/3-reasons-debt-repayment-strategies-fail/">3 Reasons Debt Repayment Strategies Fail</a> &mdash; Can't seem to make any progress in paying off your debt? One of these common pitfalls may be the cause of your troubles. [brokeGIRLrich]</p> <p><a href="https://jessifearon.com/2018/02/saving-for-a-big-purchase-without-going-broke.html">Saving for a BIG Purchase without Going Broke</a> &mdash; It's okay to prioritize your big purchase and say no to invitations that may derail your goal. [Jessi Fearon]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimplyorganizedhome.com/time-to-declutter/">How Busy Moms Find Time to Declutter</a> &mdash; If you have young kids, take advantage of nap time and bedtime to declutter without your kids underfoot. [The Simply Organized Home]</p> <p><a href="https://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/weekend-routine/">Nurture Your Weekend Routine So You Have A Productive Week</a> &mdash; Create fun weekend traditions to help you get into the mood of enjoying your down time. [A Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="https://acultivatednest.com/12-time-saving-kitchen-organization-ideas/">12 Time-Saving Kitchen Organization Ideas</a> &mdash; Keep your spices organized and accessible by making a nifty magnetic spice rack with items you can find at a dollar store. [A Cultivated Nest]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-stick-to-your-grocery-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-lower-your-grocery-bill">25 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-feed-a-large-family-on-a-small-budget">How to Feed a Large Family on a Small Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-ways-to-cut-costs-on-holiday-feasts">13 Ways to Cut Costs on Holiday Feasts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-81-best-tips-for-saving-big-at-the-grocery-store">Flashback Friday: The 81 Best Tips for Saving Big at the Grocery Store</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips grocery budget Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:30:09 +0000 Amy Lu 2104180 at http://www.wisebread.com 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Recipes That Fit Any Budget http://www.wisebread.com/3-ingredient-instant-pot-recipes-that-fit-any-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/3-ingredient-instant-pot-recipes-that-fit-any-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/beef_meat_stewed_with_potatoes.jpg" alt="Beef meat stewed with potatoes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Instant Pot &mdash; the programmable electric pressure cooker &mdash; was one of the most popular gifts over the holidays, and continues to be a hot commodity. I can personally testify to why this kitchen appliance gets so much love: it's easy to use, breaks tough cuts of meat in no time, and allows me to dump everything in and then forget it until dinner is ready.</p> <p>There's definitely a learning curve to learning how to use the <a href="http://amzn.to/2Eb3UPs" target="_blank">Instant Pot</a>, which is why we've collected a variety of super easy Instant Pot recipes, all with only three ingredients.</p> <h2>How to get started</h2> <p>You need some liquid in the pot in order for the steam to build pressure. A good rule of thumb is to make sure there's at least a cup of liquid in the pot before you cook. Make sure the silicone ring is securely seated in the lid, and that the venting knob is turned to the sealing position.</p> <p>Protect your hand with a towel or oven mitt when turning the venting knob to manually release pressure. Remember that it takes some time for the pot to come to pressure, which generally takes an extra 10 minutes or more depending on how much food is in the pot. So even if you set the pot for 15 minutes, it will likely take 25 minutes in total to cook your meal. Also, letting the pressure release &quot;naturally&quot; means waiting until the pressure valve drops on its own. This can take 10-20 minutes depending on how much food is in the pot. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-instant-pot-recipes-that-will-save-you-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">12 Instant Pot Recipes That Will Save You Money</a>)</p> <h2>1. Kalua Pork</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>3-pound pork shoulder roast</p> </li> <li> <p>1 T Hawaiian Red Sea Salt</p> </li> <li> <p>3 strips of bacon</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Set the Instant Pot to the saute function and brown the strips of bacon. While the bacon is browning, slice the pork roast in half, and salt the pieces all over with the Hawaiian Red Salt (you can use sea salt as an alternative). Place the pork in the pot and pour &frac34; cup of water over the pork. Set the Instant Pot manually to high pressure for 90 minutes. When done cooking, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes before opening the steam vent. Shred with forks and eat with rice and vegetables.</p> <h2>2. Salsa Chicken</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 jar of salsa</p> </li> <li> <p>2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs</p> </li> <li> <p>Salt (optional)</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Chicken thighs lend themselves well to pressure cooking as they don't dry out or become rubbery (they're also more affordable than chicken breasts). This recipe is so easy and flavorful that I make it about once a week. Put the salsa and chicken into the Instant Pot. Set the pressure cooker to poultry or manually set it to high pressure for 15 minutes. When it's done, manually release the pressure. Shred the chicken with two forks. Taste for seasoning, and add salt if required (depending on how salty your salsa is). Serve over rice or as a filling for tacos.</p> <h2>3. Bone Broth</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>2-3 pounds of broth bones</p> </li> <li> <p>1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks</p> </li> <li> <p>1 onion, peeled and cut into chunks</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Use bones that have a good amount of cartilage and meat still attached for the best flavor (such as joint and neck bones). For the cleanest broth, it's best to blanch the bones first in a stockpot, but in the interest of saving time, I rarely do this.</p> <p>Place broth bones and aromatic vegetables in the Instant Pot. You can use carrots, celery, onions, or none at all if you don't have any on hand. Fill pot to about ⅔ full. Manually set the Instant Pot to high pressure for two hours (though one hour will be sufficient if you're in a rush). Release pressure either manually or let it release naturally. Add salt to taste.</p> <h2>4. Mashed Potatoes</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>3-4 pounds russet potatoes</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup whole milk (or to taste)</p> </li> <li> <p>Salted butter (to taste)</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Place potatoes in the Instant Pot and cover with water. Manually set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Manually release pressure and drain water. Mash potatoes with milk and butter to taste.</p> <h2>5. Easy Beef Stew</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>2 pounds stew beef, cut into 1-inch chunks</p> </li> <li> <p>1 onion</p> </li> <li> <p>&frac12; cup low-sodium soy sauce</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Set the Instant Pot to saute function and brown the onions and beef cubes in one tablespoon of oil. When the beef has developed some nice brown bits, add the soy sauce and &frac12; cup water. Set to stew function (or high pressure for 35 minutes). Manually release pressure. Remove beef and set in a separate dish. Boil remaining sauce using the Instant Pot's saute function until reduced and thickened. Serve sauce and meat over rice or mashed potatoes.</p> <h2>6. Rice</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 cup white rice</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup water, plus extra for rinsing</p> </li> <li> <p>Salt (to taste)</p> </li> </ul> <p>Using a bowl (or the Instant Pot insert), rinse rice with water and drain. Put the 1 cup rice and 1 cup water (increase by equal amounts if you want more) in the Instant Pot. Set to rice function (or nine minutes on high pressure). After rice is cooked, allow pressure to release naturally for about 10 minutes &mdash; this will allow rice to absorb the rest of the water and get fluffier &mdash; and then manually release pressure and open the pot. Fluff up and scoop out.</p> <p>Do not allow rice to sit in the pot on the automatic keep warm setting, as the rice on the bottom will burn.</p> <h2>7. Oatmeal</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 cup steel-cut or regular oats</p> </li> <li> <p>3 cups water</p> </li> <li> <p>Pinch of salt</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Place oats, water, and salt in the Instant Pot and give it a stir to mix. Cook on porridge function (or six minutes on high pressure). Let pressure release naturally. Add seasonings and toppings to taste.</p> <h2>8. Super Fast Pork Ribs</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 rack baby back pork ribs</p> </li> <li> <p>Spice rub for meat (or salt and pepper)</p> </li> <li> <p>BBQ sauce</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Pour 2 cups water into the Instant Pot. Set a steamer rack insert into the pot. Rub ribs all over with spice rub (or salt and pepper). Place into the pot, bending and rolling slightly to fit. Cook on manual at high pressure for 25 minutes. Release naturally.</p> <p>Preheat broiler. Remove ribs, place on greased oven-safe pan, and brush all over with BBQ sauce. Broil for 4-5 minutes until ribs are glazed over with sauce.</p> <h2>9. Coconut Turmeric Chicken</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs</p> </li> <li> <p>1 can coconut cream</p> </li> <li> <p>1 T turmeric</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>This easy currylike chicken dish is mild and creamy. Place chicken in the Instant Pot and add the coconut cream and turmeric, stirring to combine. Cook on the poultry setting, or 15 minutes on high pressure. Use quick release to release pressure. Add salt to taste. Serve over rice.</p> <h2>10. Easy Lentil Soup</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 onion, diced</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup brown lentils, rinsed</p> </li> <li> <p>1 can diced tomatoes</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Using the saute function on the Instant Pot, brown the onions in 1 T olive oil. Add lentils, tomatoes, and 2 cups water. Cook on manual at high pressure for 20 minutes. Release pressure with quick release or natural release. Add salt to taste. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-soup-recipes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">20 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes</a>)</p> <h2>11. Butternut Squash Soup</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 onion, diced</p> </li> <li> <p>2 pounds pre-diced butternut squash</p> </li> <li> <p>1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Using the saute function on the Instant Pot, brown the onions in 1 T oil. Once onions are starting to get golden on the edges, add the squash, carrot, and 3 cups of water (you can use broth if you want to pump up the flavor). Cook on manual for 15 minutes at high pressure. Release pressure manually for a quick release. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Add salt to taste.</p> <h2>12. Honey Soy Chicken</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>2 pounds chicken thighs</p> </li> <li> <p>&frac14; cup honey</p> </li> <li> <p>&frac12; cup low sodium soy sauce</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Place the chicken, honey, and soy sauce into the Instant Pot. Cook on poultry setting or 15 minutes on high pressure. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.</p> <h2>13. Buttery Spaghetti Squash Pasta</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 spaghetti squash</p> </li> <li> <p>2 T unsalted butter</p> </li> <li> <p>2 T fresh parsley, chopped</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Put a steamer insert into the bottom of the Instant Pot, and add 1 cup of water. Cut the spaghetti squash in half crosswise (not lengthwise) and scoop out the seeds. Place into the Instant Pot (if you have a large squash, you may have to cut it into quarters). Cook on manual at high pressure for seven minutes. Release pressure manually. Shred spaghetti squash using a fork and toss with butter and parsley. Add salt to taste.</p> <h2>14. Pulled Pork</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>2-2.5 pound pork shoulder roast</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup BBQ sauce, plus more to taste</p> </li> <li> <p>1 cup broth or water</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Cut the pork into two roughly equal pieces. Place in the Instant Pot and add BBQ sauce and broth or water. Cook on manual at high pressure for 75 minutes. Release pressure naturally. Shred into pieces with a fork. Taste for seasoning, add salt, and toss with more BBQ sauce if desired.</p> <h2>15. No-Stir Polenta</h2> <p><em>Ingredients</em></p> <ul> <li> <p>1 cup dry polenta or grits</p> </li> <li> <p>4 cups water</p> </li> <li> <p>1 T butter</p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Method</em></p> <p>Put polenta, water, and 1 t salt into the Instant Pot. Stir to mix. Cook on manual at high pressure for seven minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally. Whisk butter into polenta and add more salt to taste if desired.</p> <p>The most important thing is, take your Instant Pot out of the box and try it out. Once you get started, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to use, and it just might become your favorite kitchen appliance!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/camilla-cheung">Camilla Cheung</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-ingredient-instant-pot-recipes-that-fit-any-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-instant-pot-meals-that-prove-autumn-is-the-best-season">11 Instant Pot Meals That Prove Autumn Is the Best Season</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-delicious-dishes-you-can-make-with-a-can-of-tomato-soup">11 Delicious Dishes You Can Make With a Can of Tomato Soup</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-time-and-money-with-these-15-delicious-sheet-pan-meals">Save Time and Money With These 15 Delicious Sheet Pan Meals</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-63-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-leftovers">Flashback Friday: 63 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Leftovers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-soup-recipes">20 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink cooking tips dinner recipes easy dinners easy meals instant pot instant pot recipes Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:08 +0000 Camilla Cheung 2102254 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Afford Real Food on a Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-afford-real-food-on-a-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-afford-real-food-on-a-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_buying_veggies_671294656.jpg" alt="Woman affording real food on a budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on simple ways to afford real food on a budget, an easy system to organize your receipts for the whole year, and ways to make your fresh flowers last longer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2018/02/afford-real-food-on-a-budget/">7 Simple Ways to Afford Real Food on a Budget</a> &mdash; Do the math and figure out if cooking from scratch is truly more cost-effective than buying some items from the store. Some components to a dish may require more time, effort, and money to make yourself. [Don't Waste the Crumbs]</p> <p><a href="https://kalynbrooke.com/your-money/budgeting-101/how-to-keep-track-of-receipts/">How to Easily Organize Your Receipts for the Entire Year</a> &mdash; Set aside at least 30 minutes each week to record and categorize your receipts in an expense sheet. [Kalyn Brooke]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Take-Care-Fresh-Flowers-44544364">6 Ways to Make Your Fresh Flowers Actually Last</a> &mdash; When you bring the flowers home, trim two centimeters off the stems, at an angle, before placing them in water. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thriftyfrugalmom.com/side-hustle-ideas-for-earning-extra-money/">10+ Side Hustles that Will Make You an Extra $500/Mo.</a> &mdash; Teach English as a second language&hellip;from the comfort of your living room! You can make around $24/hour with VIP Kid and Italki. [Thrifty Frugal Mom]</p> <p><a href="https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/easy-life-hacks-for-better-organization/">Easy Life Hacks for Better Organization</a> &mdash; Use these easy hacks to organize your life, from work to home and everything in between. [Pick The Brain]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2018/01/31/set-goals-in-the-middle/">Set Goals in the Middle</a> &mdash; For some goals, it may be more beneficial to set the specific target in the middle of the process rather than at the beginning. [Scott H. Young]</p> <p><a href="https://jessifearon.com/2018/02/the-10-best-money-tips-for-mompreneurs.html">The 10 Best Money Tips for Mompreneurs</a> &mdash; An emergency fund is crucial for every household &mdash; the same goes for your business! [Jessi Fearon]</p> <p><a href="https://www.carolinevencil.com/10-things-to-do-with-unwanted-gifts/">10 Things to Do with Unwanted Gifts</a> &mdash; Donate unwanted gifts to your child's school or other organizations when they need items for fundraiser raffles. [Caroline Vencil]</p> <p><a href="https://www.busybudgeter.com/8-budget-friendly-hacks-to-take-your-kitchen-from-hot-mess-to-organized/">8 Budget Friendly Hacks to Take Your Kitchen from Hot Mess to Organized</a> &mdash; Maximize the vertical space in your kitchen. For cupboards with a lot of empty space at the top, you can install extra shelves, wire baskets, or even curtain rods to create more storage. [The Busy Budgeter]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2018/0205/Wages-rise-in-at-least-half-of-US-states">Wages rise in at least half of US states</a> &mdash; The downward trend in unemployment is translating to rising wages in half of the country. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-afford-real-food-on-a-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-off-season-foods-that-are-destroying-your-grocery-budget">5 Off-Season Foods That Are Destroying Your Grocery Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-cheap-food">The High Cost of Cheap Food</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-grocery-store-habits-that-are-making-you-broke">7 Grocery Store Habits That Are Making You Broke</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/learn-to-love-cooking-and-save-with-these-11-kitchen-tricks">Learn to Love Cooking (and Save!) With These 11 Kitchen Tricks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips food budget Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:31:08 +0000 Amy Lu 2100159 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/beautiful_woman_listening_music_at_home.jpg" alt="Beautiful woman listening music at home" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're getting deeper into winter and further into the new year. Was taking better care of yourself one of your New Year's resolutions? While the snow is falling outside and you're wrapped up in a blanket inside, why not get in some self-care for $0? Here are six healthy routines that'll get you through a long winter season. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap?ref=seealso" target="_blank">14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap</a>)</p> <h2>1. Embrace the winter harvest</h2> <p>One of the best things about spring and summer is that the farmers markets come back to life with the fresh fruits and vegetables we love and crave. But don't let the winter blues hit your dinner plate. There is much to celebrate about the winter harvest, namely the incredible number of root vegetables that are satisfying, nutritious, and comforting. And they take almost no time to prep. One of my very favorite ways to put more color into my winter cooking is to chop up winter veggies that have been taking up space in my fridge or on the counter &mdash; carrots, beets, potatoes, etc. &mdash; coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then pop them into a 400-degree oven for 30-45 minutes. You can also roast and mash them, or puree them into a soup. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-soup-recipes?ref=seealso" target="_blank">20 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes</a>)</p> <h2>2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize</h2> <p>Dry winter air saps the moisture from your body. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. And for your skin, feel free to use up those body lotions, body creams, and hydrating hair masks you have to treat yourself to as many at-home spa days as you want. Also, crank up the humidifer to counteract the drying effects of your heater in your home. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-diy-beauty-masks-made-from-food?ref=seealso" target="_blank">9 DIY Beauty Masks Made From Food</a>)</p> <h2>3. Meditate and reflect</h2> <p>With cold winter weather, take the time to meditate, relax, and reflect in the comfort of your home. Turn on some relaxing music, close your eyes, and take a few moments every day to focus on your breath, check in with your mind and body, and think about the goodness in your life and the goodness you want to manifest. Winter is an excellent time for planning brighter, sunnier days that will be here soon, so take advantage of this down time to nourish yourself without spending a dime. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-meditation-alternatives-for-people-with-busy-minds?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Meditation Alternatives for People With Busy Minds</a>)</p> <h2>4. Surround yourself with inspiring reads and tunes</h2> <p>The winter is a perfect time to get inspired and share that inspiration with others. You finally have the time to read that book or magazine that's been on your bookshelf forever, and to tell others about them. Whether it's fiction or nonfiction, make sure your reading material during these darker days is uplifting to combat the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Do the same with the music or podcasts in your queue. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-podcasts-for-travel-lovers?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Podcasts for Travel Lovers</a>)</p> <h2>5. Seek refuge in art</h2> <p>If you're going to be inside, there are few places better to be than in a museum. Surrounding yourself with beautiful images may even inspire you to create some art of your own, and that act of creation is guaranteed to boost your energy and sense of accomplishment. Going to a museum also gives you a chance to be surrounded by other art enthusiasts, and breaks that sense of isolation that you may feel during these chilly months. Many museums offer free entry, as well as free or discounted events and workshops during the winter months. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-visit-museums-for-free?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Visit Museums for Free</a>)</p> <h2>6. Snooze</h2> <p>Do you find that this winter weather makes you feel a little sleepier than you are at other times of the year? Don't fight it. Listen to your body. Give your body and mind the rest it's asking you to take. It's completely natural for us to want more sleep with the fewer hours of daylight. Nature settles in for a long winter's nap during these months, and we should feel free and empowered to follow that lead. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-better-sleep-with-these-5-great-sleep-tracking-apps?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Get Better Sleep With These 5 Great Sleep-Tracking Apps</a>)</p> <p>Winter can leave us wishing for warmer days. Rest assured, those days will be here soon enough. Winter is the perfect time for restoring ourselves phsyically, mentally, and emotionally so that when spring arrives, we will be ready to meet it with a fresh face and a fresh perspective.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F6%2520Free%2520Self-Care%2520Rituals%2520to%2520Get%2520You%2520Through%2520a%2520Long%2520Winter.jpg&amp;description=6%20Free%20Self-Care%20Rituals%20to%20Get%20You%20Through%20a%20Long%20Winter"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/6%20Free%20Self-Care%20Rituals%20to%20Get%20You%20Through%20a%20Long%20Winter.jpg" alt="6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/christa-avampato">Christa Avampato</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-smart-ways-to-invest-in-your-health">7 Smart Ways to Invest in Your Health</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap">14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap">4 Vacation Destinations Where Eating Healthy Is Surprisingly Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-easy-ways-to-fix-your-whole-life-this-summer">11 Easy Ways to Fix Your Whole Life This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-meditation-alternatives-for-people-with-busy-minds">6 Meditation Alternatives for People With Busy Minds</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty health tips healthy eating healthy lifestyle healthy routines meditation self-care winter winter activities yoga Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:00:06 +0000 Christa Avampato 2097064 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 5 Coffee Hacks to Wake You Up http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-5-coffee-hacks-to-wake-you-up <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-5-coffee-hacks-to-wake-you-up" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_drinking_coffee_662486866.jpg" alt="Woman drinking coffee to wake up" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on coffee hacks to wake you up, simple ways to make a difference, and reasons to file your taxes early.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://dailyburn.com/life/health/coffee-hacks-stay-awake/">5 Coffee Hacks to Feel More Awake Than Ever</a> &mdash; There are several benefits to drinking a cup of coffee an hour before a workout. [Daily Burn]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Easy-Ways-Make-Difference-44512873">10 Simple Ways to Make a Difference in the World</a> &mdash; One person can't get rid of all the bad things in the world, but the little steps you take will eventually lead to big change. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dontmesswithtaxes.com/2018/01/6-reasons-to-file-your-federal-tax-return-early.html">6 reasons to file your federal tax return early</a> &mdash; Filing early will allow you know exactly how much you owe Uncle Sam and give you more time figure out how to come up with the cash. [Don't Mess With Taxes]</p> <p><a href="https://mattaboutmoney.com/2018/01/23/a-financially-sane-christmas-is-all-about-what-you-do-right-now/">Two Steps to Take Now for a Financially Sane Christmas</a> &mdash; You can avoid holiday stress by starting your Christmas prep early with two simple yet effective steps. [Matt About Money]</p> <p><a href="https://stefanieoconnell.com/saving-money-10-percent-savings-rate/">The Myth of the 10% Savings Rate</a> &mdash; Saving 10% of your take-home pay may not be enough to achieve financial security while living the lifestyle you want, especially after you factor in emergencies, retirement, and other milestone money goals. [Stefanie O'Connell]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.moneyunder30.com/managing-a-windfall">A Step-By-Step Guide To Managing A Windfall</a> &mdash; Put your windfall to good use. If you manage it correctly, you could pay off most &mdash; if not all &mdash; of your debt quickly. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="https://www.financialsamurai.com/things-to-do-before-making-any-investment/">Things To Do Before Making Any Investment If You Don&rsquo;t Want To Lose Everything</a> &mdash; If you suffer from investing FOMO, take a pause to think about the risk before you make an irrational decision. [Financial Samurai]</p> <p><a href="https://everythingfinanceblog.com/23328/pay-for-private-school-low-budget.html">How to Pay For Private School on a Low Budget</a> &mdash; Private can seem unattainably expensive, but there are ways to make it fit into a modest budget without derailing your other financial goals. [Everything Finance]</p> <p><a href="https://plantingmoneyseeds.com/float-before-pay-day/">How to Float Before Pay Day (and Ways to Make It Less Frequent)</a> &mdash; When your business is facing cash flow problems, these floating options can help you continue operations as you fix the issues. [Planting Money Seeds]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/0123/Are-we-trashing-the-final-frontier">Are we trashing the final frontier?</a> &mdash; It's impossible to leave no trace when exploring space, by we can try to minimize the contamination. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-5-coffee-hacks-to-wake-you-up">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-save-money-on-your-cup-of-coffee">9 Ways to Save Money on Your Cup of Coffee</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-41-coffee-hacks-that-will-instantly-improve-your-morning">Flashback Friday: 41 Coffee Hacks That Will Instantly Improve Your Morning</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips coffee hacks Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:30:06 +0000 Amy Lu 2093192 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Pantry Staples? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-pantry-staples <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-pantry-staples" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_groceries_pantry_500001231.jpg" alt="Woman buying pantry staples" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to Glenda, Ernest, and Lisa for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>A well-stocked pantry will save you big bucks on meals, no matter how big or small your household is.</p> <p><strong>What are your favorite pantry staples?</strong> How do you like to use them? What methods do you use to save even more money on pantry staples?</p> <p>Tell us about your favorite pantry staples and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win:</p> <ul> <li>Follow us on Twitter</li> <li>Follow our Executive Editor Janet Alvarez on Twitter</li> <li>Tweet about our giveaway for an entry.</li> <li>Visit our Facebook page for an entry.</li> </ul> <p>Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards:</p> <p><a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa350/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="79857dfa350" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_5mefpu6t">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, January 29th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after January 29th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and U.S. resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite pantry staples and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-pantry-staples">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/homebrewed-beer-make-your-own-and-save-money">Homebrewed Beer: Make Your Own and Save Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-dirty-secrets-of-food-processing-strong-stomach-required">The Dirty Secrets of Food Processing. Strong Stomach required.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Ask the Readers pantry staples Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:30:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 2090450 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 15 Foods That Are Better as Leftovers http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-foods-that-are-better-as-leftovers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-15-foods-that-are-better-as-leftovers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pepperoni_pizza_621464064.jpg" alt="Eating pizza for leftovers" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on food that are always better as leftovers, ways to do big life events cheaply, and budget destinations to check out for your next vacation.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.cheapism.com/best-leftovers/">15 Foods That are Always Better as Leftovers</a> &mdash; Some dishes are especially tasty as leftovers because chemical reactions are happening even after it's cooked, often blending or heightening existing flavors. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://www.runthemoney.com/life-events-cheaply/">5 Life Events &amp; How You Can Complete Them Cheaply</a> &mdash; Many big life events (like moving, getting married, or sending your kids to college) <em>can</em> be really expensive&hellip;but they don't have to be!&nbsp; [Run The Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Travel-Destinations-2018-44402783">10 Budget Destinations on the Rise in 2018</a> &mdash; These budget-friendly destinations offer vibrant culture, extraordinary views, exotic cuisine, and so much more. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://due.com/blog/organizational-tips/">3 Organizational Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Work Day</a> &mdash; Try to automate some of your repetitive tasks. Use canned responses for frequently asked questions, and set up online tools that help you schedule emails and social media posts. [Due]</p> <p><a href="https://ptmoney.com/new-years-resolutions-for-your-finances/">35 New Year&rsquo;s Resolutions For Your Finances</a> &mdash; Consider tackling some of these money resolutions if you want to improve your finances next year. [PT Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2017/12/18/mindful-baby-registry/">A More Mindful Baby Registry</a> &mdash; Having a new baby? Here are a few items to put on your baby registry to keep things green and minimalist. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2017/12/24/18-uncomfortable-things-you-need-to-do-if-you-dont-want-to-regret-2018/">18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don&rsquo;t Want to Regret 2018</a> &mdash; There's no time like the present to get uncomfortable and turn your life around. [Marc &amp; Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="https://www.wakeupcloud.com/how-to-stop-negative-thoughts/">How to Stop Negative Thoughts: A 3-Step Formula</a> &mdash; Learn how to get rid of negative thinking patterns in just three steps! [Wake Up Cloud]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneytalksnews.com/2015-the-year-tackle-your-debt-10-tips-find-free-low-cost-help/">Ready to Tackle Your Debt? 12 Tips to Find Free or Cheap Help</a> &mdash; If you need help managing your debt, use these tips to find a trustworthy credit counseling agency that won't put you in debt for their services. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2017/1224/18-bright-ideas-for-2018-from-flying-taxis-to-companion-robots">18 bright ideas for 2018, from flying taxis to companion robots</a> &mdash; These new technologies will change how we live and work. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-foods-that-are-better-as-leftovers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/food-going-bad-quickly-heres-how-to-fix-it">Food Going Bad Quickly? Here&#039;s How to Fix It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/egg-pan-sugar-softener-and-50-other-uses-for-citrus-peels">50+ Uses for Citrus Peels</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-ways-to-use-thanksgiving-leftovers">17 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-ways-to-use-up-leftover-champagne">16 Ways to Use Up Leftover Champagne</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-good-food-goes-bad-part-ii-tortillas-and-tortilla-chips">When Good Food Goes Bad, Part II: Tortillas and Tortilla Chips</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips leftovers Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:00:08 +0000 Amy Lu 2080521 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Cook Gourmet Dishes Like a Pro Chef http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-cook-gourmet-dishes-like-a-pro-chef <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-cook-gourmet-dishes-like-a-pro-chef" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_cutting_veggies_691789884.jpg" alt="Woman cooking gourmet dish" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on tricks to creating gourmet dishes, a property checklist for first-time homebuyers, and how to build a smoke-free fireplace fire.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.cheapism.com/cook-chef-10-tricks-creating-gourmet-dishes-4153/">Cook Like a Chef: 10 Tricks to Creating Gourmet Dishes</a> &mdash; Give home-cooked meals a creative flair by using these tools and tricks for cooking like a professional chef. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-build-a-really-effective-and-meaningful-home-exercise-routine-youll-actually-want-to-do/">The Number One Property Checklist For First-Time Homebuyers</a> &mdash; Having bad reception where you live can turn into a huge headache, so test the signal by making calls in different areas of the house during a viewing. [Run The Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/12/15/build-cozy-fireplace-fire-wont-get-smoky/">How to Build a Smoke-Free Fireplace Fire</a> &mdash; Follow this guide to avoid a room full of smoke with only a few wispy flames. [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-build-a-really-effective-and-meaningful-home-exercise-routine-youll-actually-want-to-do/">How to Build a Really Effective and Meaningful Home Exercise Routine You&rsquo;ll Actually Want To Do</a> &mdash; The first step, even before looking at exercises, is to figure out why you want to exercise. Zero in on the steps you'll need to take to get to where you want to be. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="https://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2017/12/find-perfect-gift-coming-christmas/">How to Find The Perfect Gift This Christmas</a> &mdash; Are you still scrambling to find the perfect gift? There is, in fact, a scientific method for buying a gift the recipient will love. [Get Organized Wizard]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.asianefficiency.com/productivity/10-habits-productive-morning/">10 Habits For A Productive Morning (Even Before You Get To Work!)</a> &mdash; Pay attention to your time management in the morning. Keep a watch or a clock handy so you won't lose track of time so easily. [Asian Efficiency]</p> <p><a href="http://www.airbetter.org/tips-clean-indoor-air-holiday-season/">Tips For Clean Indoor Air This Holiday Season</a> &mdash; It may be cold outside, but it's important to open your windows regularly to let the air circulate. This will help your indoor air stay fresher and prevent mold. [AirBetter.org]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/1212/Investors-aim-to-clean-up-corporate-emissions-in-line-with-Paris-agreement">Investors aim to clean up corporate emissions in line with Paris agreement</a> &mdash; Investors are using their influence with corporations in hopes of cutting corporate emissions by 80% by 2050. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifehack.org/646491/how-to-thrive-in-chaos">How to Thrive in Chaos</a> &mdash; Popular management tools and techniques may not be suitable for the particular environment that you're in. [Lifehack]</p> <p><a href="http://www.productiveflourishing.com/empathetic-leadership/">How to Explore and When to Embrace Empathetic Leadership</a> &mdash; Leading with empathy can encourage team member engagement, allowing relationships to grow no matter what the environment is like. [Productive Flourishing]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-cook-gourmet-dishes-like-a-pro-chef">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month">Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:30:05 +0000 Amy Lu 2073082 at http://www.wisebread.com 4 Vacation Destinations Where Eating Healthy Is Surprisingly Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/eating_raw_fish.jpg" alt="Eating raw fish" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A familiar complaint from people returning from vacation is that in just a week or two, they've managed to pack on more pounds than they care to admit. Lazy afternoons by the pool, dining out frequently, indulging in treats on a daily basis, and enjoying a few delicious but calorific cocktails in the evening quickly adds up.</p> <p>Eating healthily while on vacation is often a challenge, both from a mental point of view as we look to unwind and indulge, and from a convenience perspective &mdash; often high-calorie restaurant foods are the quickest or easiest options. Whether it's true or not, there's also a perception that healthy eating is inherently expensive.</p> <p>So why not make it easier by choosing a destination where eating healthy is actually affordable? The cuisine in the following locations is naturally nourishing, and you can still enjoy eating out regularly, but completely guilt-free. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eat-these-6-foods-to-stay-healthy-while-traveling?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Eat These 6 Foods to Stay Healthy While Traveling</a>)</p> <h2>Thailand</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/market_woman_at_damnoen_saduak_in_thailand.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>Thai cuisine is bursting with incredible flavors, packed with a heady mix of aromatic herbs, hot Chile peppers, and other ingredients that balance sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors. Most traditional dishes are made from fresh ingredients that are cooked and presented without fanfare. But despite this simplicity, the range of vegetables that goes into them means that they're generally very nutritious.</p> <p>Staple ingredients include lots of leafy greens, eggplants, and green beans, as well as rice and noodles, and proteins like fish, chicken, and pork. Fried noodle dishes like Pad Thai are common, but sometimes quite oily. However, stir frying is healthier than deep frying, and retains a lot of the nutrients in the vegetables.</p> <p>Overall, Thailand is an extremely affordable country to vacation in, and in my experience, the low cost of food is a large part of that. Eating street food is a great way to keep your spending down, with dishes that are prepared right in front of you starting at around a dollar. Even if you head to midrange restaurants, you still won't break the bank, as $5&ndash;$10 will get you a meal with a drink. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-eat-street-food-safely-while-traveling?ref=seealso" target="_blank">How to Eat Street Food Safely While Traveling</a>)</p> <h3>Foods to choose</h3> <p>Tom Yum and other broth-based noodle soups are light, fragrant, and full of vegetables. Lots of meats and fish are available grilled and come with plain or sticky rice, and a side salad. Prepared exotic fruits like jackfruit, durian, mango, and pineapple make great snacks, as do boiled eggs dipped in fish sauce.</p> <h3>Foods to avoid</h3> <p>Curries like massaman and Thai green, red, or yellow varieties that are made with coconut milk tend to pack a lot of calories. Lots of Thai desserts are seriously sweet and laden with excessive amounts of sugar or drenched in sweetened condensed milk, like sticky rice and mango, banana pancakes, or Thai crepes.</p> <h2>Mexico</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/market_stall_mexico.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>I heard the gasp. The common perception of Mexican food is that it's deep fried, cheesy, fatty, and unhealthy. But there are two sides to Mexican cuisine that differ wildly in terms of how healthy they are for you. First of all, there's the modern, American-influenced dishes that we're all familiar with, like loaded tortilla chips and enchiladas laden with melted cheese and cooked with a large serving of oil. Then there's traditional Mexican cuisine, which is colorful, varied, and nutritionally dense, focusing on fresh seasonal produce.</p> <p>Beans, nopales (cactus), corn, rice, chiles, and avocado &mdash; the world famous superfood that originates from this part of the world &mdash; are all staples of a traditional Mexican diet. Traditional tacos are made from corn, which is considered a whole grain, rather than refined flour, and as a result are more nutritious. They also tend to be filled with only a small amount of meat or vegetables rather than stuffed full, and toppings will include salsa and guacamole instead of molten cheese and sour cream.</p> <p>Street food here is also widely available and usually the cheapest option, with a meal costing no more than a couple of dollars. Good restaurants aren't expensive either, with typical costs for a meal and drink coming in at just over $10. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-countries-where-you-can-travel-on-30-a-day-or-less?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Countries Where You Can Travel on $30 a Day or Less</a>)</p> <h3>Foods to choose</h3> <p>Pozole is a tasty hominy-based stew or soup that contains pork or chicken, and is served with fresh condiments, including radishes, cilantro, and lime. Quesadillas, gorditas, and huaraches are all variations on tacos that are topped or filled with anything from vegetables to seafood &mdash; just stick to the ones that aren&rsquo;t fried. Snacks such as boiled or grilled corn, freshly cut fruits, and even air-popped popcorn are all widely available.</p> <h3>Foods to avoid</h3> <p>Flautas are tacos rolled up with fillings and deep fried until crispy &mdash; delicious, but high in fat. Lots of snacks like potato chips, plantains, and churros are all also deep fried and not the best options.</p> <h2>Vietnam</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/vietnamese_food_vendor_on_local_market.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>Vietnamese food has taken the world by storm over the last decade, thanks to its combination of fantastic flavors and healthy cooking techniques and ingredients. Much of the food tends to be cooked using water, either by steaming or boiling ingredients. This means frying is a relatively uncommon cooking method. Broths are a staple of the cuisine, particularly the delicious and aromatic noodle soup, pho, which is ubiquitous throughout the country with many regional varieties.</p> <p>With influences from both Thailand and China, there's a real mix of ingredients at play. Most dishes will be packed with fresh vegetables like spinach, cabbage, bamboo shoots, and Chinese broccoli. Flavor comes in the form of fresh herbs and spices that include Thai basil, mint, cilantro, star anise, and Chile, as well as fresh lime.</p> <p>Many dishes at street stalls or local restaurants will cost just a couple of dollars, and even for meals at more expensive restaurants, you're unlikely to pay more than $6&ndash;$7 per dish.</p> <h3>Foods to choose</h3> <p>Pho or any of the noodle broths that you come across will be packed with nutrients and low in fat. Fresh spring rolls are stuffed with green leaves and raw vegetables, and aren't deep fried like the spring rolls we're more familiar with in the U.S. Bánh cuốn are pork and vegetable stuffed rolls with a casing made out of rice. They're steamed, making them delicious and low in calories.</p> <h3>Foods to avoid</h3> <p>Bánh mì is a baguette, often made into a sandwich, which is heavy on carbs and best avoided. Bún chả is small patties of pork, grilled pork belly, noodles, and an oily broth to dip them in, and has a high fat content.</p> <h2>Indonesia</h2> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/indonesian_cuisine_ubud_bali_indonesia.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>Indonesian cuisine is packed full of proteins, vegetables, and superfoods. The staple here is chicken and rice, but there are some delicious regional soups and salads as well.</p> <p>Where Indonesia really shines on the healthy food scene, however, is in popular expat destinations like Canggu and Ubud in Bali. These towns have endless health food restaurants serving up everything from poke bowls and sushi, to barbecued fish and quinoa salad. The great part about eating healthy in Bali is that the cost of your meal rarely breaks $6.</p> <h3>Foods to choose</h3> <p>Indonesian soups, chicken peanut sautés, and chicken and rice dishes. There are health food restaurants on nearly every corner in Canggu and Ubud, where you can get delicious and healthy international cuisine.</p> <h3>Foods to avoid</h3> <p>Deep fried chicken, overly fried noodles, and nasi uduk (a fried chicken and rice dish where the rice is cooked in fatty coconut milk).</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F4%2520Vacation%2520Destinations%2520Where%2520Eating%2520Healthy%2520Is%2520Surprisingly%2520Cheap%2520%25281%2529.jpg&amp;description=4%20Vacation%20Destinations%20Where%20Eating%20Healthy%20Is%20Surprisingly%20Cheap"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/4%20Vacation%20Destinations%20Where%20Eating%20Healthy%20Is%20Surprisingly%20Cheap%20%281%29.jpg" alt="4 Vacation Destinations Where Eating Healthy Is Surprisingly Cheap" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-smartphone-apps-that-make-self-care-a-snap">14 Smartphone Apps That Make Self-Care a Snap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-stay-healthy-on-vacation">7 Ways to Avoid Getting Seriously Sick on Vacation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-smart-ways-to-invest-in-your-health">7 Smart Ways to Invest in Your Health</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-overseas-retirement">How to Get the Most Out of Your Overseas Retirement</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty Travel budget dinners healthy eating healthy lifestyle on the road saving money travel meals travel tips Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:30:10 +0000 Nick Wharton 2072580 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Serve Christmas Dinner on a Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-serve-christmas-dinner-on-a-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-serve-christmas-dinner-on-a-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family_christmas_dinner_881621796.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on budget-friendly Christmas dinner entrees, packing hacks every traveler should know, and ways to keep your home safe this holiday season.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://blog.cheapism.com/christmas-main-dishes-15179/">Dazzle Your Guests: 20 Budget-Friendly Christmas Dinner Entrees</a> &mdash; Italian seafood stew is made with loads of shellfish, which are full of flavor and low in cost. It tastes even better when you make it ahead of time and let it sit overnight! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Tips-Packing-Small-Suitcase-42852235">34 Packing Hacks Every Traveler Should Know</a> &mdash; Choose weather-neutral clothes that you can layer up (or down) in case temperatures change unexpectedly. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life/holiday-safety/">Your Home Could Be at Risk This Holiday Season: Here&rsquo;s How to Keep it Safe</a> &mdash; Take these steps to guard against burglaries, home fires, car troubles, and more. [The Penny Hoarder]</p> <p><a href="https://www.mydollarplan.com/17-tips-for-end-of-year-tax-planning/">17 Tips for End of Year Tax Planning</a> &mdash; Stay on top of your tax planning by making these money moves before the end of the year. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/overtraining-syndrome/">The 7 Side Effects of Overtraining Syndrome</a> &mdash; Someone who exercises too much risks developing Multiple Sclerosis or Leaky Gut Syndrome. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/spending/T062-S003-people-you-should-tip-at-the-holidays/index.html">16 People You Should Tip for the Holidays</a> &mdash; The holidays is a great time to show your appreciation for people who make your life easier throughout the year. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="https://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/alone-christmas-heres-8-ways-rock-solo/">Alone This Christmas? Here&rsquo;s 8 Ways To Rock It Solo</a> &mdash; You can enjoy Christmas even if you're celebrating alone. Look for a public event in your town (there's always something going on!) or just indulge in watching your favorite TV shows or movies. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="https://shebudgets.com/personal-finance/how-to-save-money/5-frugal-christmas-decorating-hacks/63885">5 Frugal Christmas Decorating Hacks you Need to Know</a> &mdash; Head to the dollar store for décor. You can buy a plain glass vase and fill it with ornaments, cranberries, or other Christmas-y things. The best part is, you can change out the items depending on the season and use the vase all year. [SheBudgets]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/morning-money-habits/">Five Morning Money Habits to Help You Become Wealthy</a> &mdash; Set aside some time in the morning to work on setting &mdash; and accomplishing &mdash; your money goals. A little progress each day makes a huge difference! [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="https://moneyqanda.com/start-investing/">How to Help Your Spouse Start Investing</a> &mdash; Your spouse may not know a lot about personal finance, but it's important to involve them in the budgeting and savings processes so they know it's a team effort. [Money Q&amp;A]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-serve-christmas-dinner-on-a-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-vacation-destinations-where-eating-healthy-is-surprisingly-cheap">4 Vacation Destinations Where Eating Healthy Is Surprisingly Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-delicious-ways-to-enjoy-cheap-spring-roll-wrappers-at-every-meal">20 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Cheap Spring Roll Wrappers at Every Meal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-dinner-no-meal-planning-required">8 Ways to Save on Dinner — No Meal Planning Required</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips budget dinners Christmas dinner Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:06 +0000 Amy Lu 2072567 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/thanksgiving_turkey_sandwich_862172910.jpg" alt="Sharing favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to Betsy, Rachel, and Heather for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Thanksgiving dinner is one of those meals that keep on giving, often days after the holiday. Some families may even make extra food on purpose, just to make sure that there will be leftovers they can use for other meals.</p> <p><strong>What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes?</strong> How long does it usually take for you to use up all your leftovers? 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Winners will be announced after November 27th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>You must be 18 and U.S. resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-favorite-thanksgiving-leftover-recipes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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With the travel-friendly options below, you can still enjoy the comforts of home, with very little time or effort.</p> <h2>What is a camping coffee maker?</h2> <p>Coffee pots are available in all shapes and sizes, with some being particularly well-suited for camp sites and RVs. Camping coffee makers are typically a bit slower than your traditional coffee maker, but they'll still allow you to enjoy coffee just the way you like it, even when you're in remote, unfamiliar locations. They can also be used at home or when you're traveling, allowing you to get a better value out of your purchase.</p> <h2>Top 5 camping coffee makers</h2> <h3>Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite Coffee Percolator</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ATfrln" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/farberware.jpg" width="192" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in coffee percolators, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2ATfrln" target="_blank">Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite Coffee Percolator</a> allows you to brew four to eight cups of coffee on the stovetop. The stovetop percolator uses traditional brewing methods for a richer flavor. It features a polished stainless steel exterior, comfortable handle, tightfitting lid, permanent filter basket, pump tube, and a nonreactive interior that prevents water from absorbing any odors or flavors. It's also fully immersible and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.</p> <p>This is recommended by The Wirecutter and Engadget. It is also backed by a quality assurance guarantee and more than 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ATfrln" target="_blank"><em>Currently $25.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Coleman Camping Coffee Maker</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hxIGkY" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/coleman_4.jpg" width="179" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s Choice for camping coffee makers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2hxIGkY" target="_blank">Coleman Camping Coffee Maker</a> brews a full pot of coffee in about 10 minutes, and can also be used for making tea or hot chocolate. The drip coffee maker filters out all grounds and can make up to 10 cups of coffee without an electrical outlet. That's because it can sit over most camp stove burners and draw the heat it needs to brew the coffee. It features an easy-fill reservoir, swing-out filter basket, solid steel base, and an easy-pour decanter. The Pause &lsquo;N Serve feature allows you to pause the brewing so you can pour the first cup as soon as it has brewed.</p> <p>This comes from the trusted Coleman brand and has hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also frequently recommended online.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hxIGkY" target="_blank"><em>Currently $34.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Primula Single Serve Coffee Brew Buddy</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hGCPgY" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/primula.jpg" width="245" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in camping coffee and tea pots, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2hGCPgY" target="_blank">Primula Single Serve Coffee Brew Buddy</a> is particularly ideal for travel thanks to its compact size, which allows it to be stored anywhere. It features an eco-friendly reusable fine mesh filter, which filters out even the finest coffee grounds. It allows you to brew a single cup of coffee or tea at any strength. It has a nearly universal fit, so you simply place it on the rim of your mug, add coffee and hot water, and brew to your desired strength.</p> <p>This is dishwasher safe, durable, and easy to use. It&rsquo;s recommended by OutdoorGearLab and is one of the &quot;Most Wished For&quot; and top gift ideas on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hGCPgY" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.04 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>GSI Outdoors JavaDrip</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2yPO7CR" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/gsi.jpg" width="126" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2hxrzzU" target="_blank">GSI Outdoors JavaDrip</a> only takes up the size of a carafe, but can make enough for two cups of coffee, while keeping the next two cups hot while you drink. The silicone drip cone includes a fine mesh reusable filter, shatter-resistant BPA-free carafe with double walled insulated lid, and insulating sleeve. The drip coffee maker folds easily inside itself to stay compact and clean.</p> <p>This is available in two sizes. It's recommended by The Wirecutter, Engadget, and OutdoorGearLab. The <a href="http://amzn.to/2hyOiMc" target="_blank">GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip</a> and <a href="http://amzn.to/2yPO7CR" target="_blank">GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker</a> are other best-selling options from the trusted brand.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hxrzzU" target="_blank"><em>Currently $34.83 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Jetboil Coffee Press</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hxYPaj" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/jetboil.jpg" width="178" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you prefer a French press and have a Jetboil stove, then the <a href="http://amzn.to/2hxYPaj" target="_blank">Jetboil Coffee Press</a> is perfect for your next camping trip. It filters out coffee grounds well, takes up no space, and is easy to use. The stem detaches from the basket so you can stow the press inside of a cup to make it even more travel-friendly. It comes with a basket, rod, and knob. It&rsquo;s an Amazon best-seller and recommended by OutdoorGearLab.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2hxYPaj" target="_blank"><em>Currently $10.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best camping coffee makers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar" target="_blank">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-camping-coffee-makers&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%25205%2520Best%2520Camping%2520Coffee%2520Makers.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Camping%20Coffee%20Makers"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Camping%20Coffee%20Makers.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Camping Coffee Makers" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-camping-coffee-makers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-camping-stoves">The 5 Best Camping Stoves</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-reusable-straws">The 5 Best Reusable Straws</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-thermoses">The 5 Best Thermoses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-smart-water-bottles">The 5 Best Smart Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-aluminum-and-stainless-steel-water-bottles">The 5 Best Aluminum and Stainless Steel Water Bottles</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping 5 best camping accessories camping coffee makers product reviews shopping Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 2055732 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Reasons to Skip the Big Holiday Dinner This Year http://www.wisebread.com/8-reasons-to-skip-the-big-holiday-dinner-this-year <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-reasons-to-skip-the-big-holiday-dinner-this-year" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/unhappy_boy_stands_before_chistmas_tree.jpg" alt="Unhappy boy stands before chistmas tree" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's something you feel like you just can't avoid, and so you do it every year. The big holiday dinner. The one that, supposedly, everyone looks forward to. But do they really? Do you? For some, it can be an awful lot of stress. For others, the thought of those two particular family members in the same house, at the same time, is unbearable. Here's a reminder of why the holidays aren't always festive, and why you might consider opting out. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-actually-relax-over-the-holidays?ref=seealso" target="_blank">8 Ways to Relax Over the Holidays</a>)</p> <h2>1. Do you really need two big dinners in two months?</h2> <p>Let's start with the most obvious reason to skip the big holiday this year &hellip; there's more than one of them.</p> <p>Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, followed a month later by either Christmas or Hanukkah. Each one of those holidays is accompanied by a gathering of family and friends around some kind of feast. Why not skip one of them and put all the effort into the most important holiday for your family. When it comes to Christmas, people are so busy opening gifts and playing with toys that the additional feast on top can be a real strain. And with plenty of eateries open throughout the holiday season, you can either pop out for a meal, order in, or make something quick and easy. After all, it's not really about the food, it's the company. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-alternative-ways-to-do-thanksgiving?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Alternative Ways to Do Thanksgiving</a>)</p> <h2>2. The clean up afterward is a pain</h2> <p>Large metal trays filled with grease. Pans caked in potatoes and gravy. A mountain of dirty plates, cups, and utensils. You're going to be at the sink for hours doing all the rinsing, scraping, and preparation for the dishwasher. And even then, the chances of getting it all in one dishwasher load are slim. That means you'll be back for a second round, after putting away the dishes from the first round. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tricks-to-keeping-your-kitchen-clean-while-you-cook?ref=seealso" target="_blank">10 Tricks to Keeping Your Kitchen Clean While You Cook</a>)</p> <h2>3. The preparation takes days</h2> <p>Right now, if you're celebrating Thanksgiving this year, you're already making plans for the big dinner. You have ideas of what you're going to make, and what the other guests will be bringing. There will be countless trips to the grocery store. You'll have to get that turkey brined if you don't want it to be as dry as a mouthful of sawdust. And let's not forget about the scheduling to make sure everyone gets their dishes into the oven at the right time, and everything gets onto the table when it's hot. There is a monumental amount of prep work involved in a dinner of this magnitude, and it can get even worse with issues like gluten sensitivities and other food allergies. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-can-throw-a-fun-and-affordable-holiday-party-heres-how?ref=seealso" target="_blank">You Can Throw a Fun and Affordable Holiday Party &mdash; Here's How</a>)</p> <p>Who needs that kind of headache?</p> <h2>4. Who needs a political debate?</h2> <p>After a certain Donald J. Trump won a divisive election against Hillary Clinton, America has become fanatical about taking sides. Yes, politics is important to discuss to a degree, but should it break up families and cause screaming matches? The chances are, the more people you have in the room, the more heated the conversation will be. Fights are inevitable, even if you have a &quot;no politics&quot; rule at the table. So, skip the big dinner, and make it a more casual affair. Perhaps a buffet people can pick at during the day will make it easier to avoid certain topics &mdash; and certain grumpy uncles. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-conversation-tricks-thatll-get-you-out-of-a-political-discussion?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Conversation Tricks That'll Get You Out of a Political Discussion</a>)</p> <h2>5. So many calories!</h2> <p>We all joke about it to some extent. &quot;Oh man&hellip;I am going to eat so much on Thanksgiving that I will literally turn into a giant pumpkin.&quot; However, there is a serious side to this. According to the Calorie Control Council, the typical holiday dinner alone clocks in at a whopping 3,000 calories! That's not including all the snacks, drinks, cakes, sweets, and other goodies people consume throughout the day. And let's not forget, those Thanksgiving dinner recipes rarely include the healthy options. It's all butter, heavy cream, bacon, fat, and other artery-clogging foods. The Calorie Control Council states that on the day, the average person will eat enough fat to equal three whole sticks of butter. Holy heart attack, Batman. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-vegetarian-thanksgiving-dishes-that-hold-their-own-with-turkey?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes That Hold Their Own With Turkey</a>)</p> <h2>6. There's no room to store anything</h2> <p>When you start prepping for the big day, you realize that space is a premium that's consumed by a holiday dinner. The turkey alone can take up an enormous part of the fridge. Then there are all the extra fruits and vegetables, the cakes and pies, and enough snacks and candies to make the pantry door swell. You come home one day to find boxes of cookies overflowing onto the counters and the dining room table. You have to eat a bunch of food quickly to make space for more food that will be eaten on the big day. And get ready for that space to continue to be tight after the event, with all the leftovers and extra treats that people were too full to even touch.</p> <h2>7. Not everyone loves big holiday events</h2> <p>Like anything else in life, people have different ideas on what makes for a fun, entertaining event. For some people, these dinners are the opposite of happy. They may simply hate large gatherings. Or, they may be avoiding certain people for any number of reasons, only to be forced to sit around the same table with them for an evening. They may have other reasons, like the cost to attend, or the fact that they would much prefer to do something more intimate with just their immediate family. Why not send out a survey, that can be answered anonymously, asking the people you were planning to invite if that actually want to do it this year. You may be surprised at the results. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-friendsgiving-hacks-thatll-make-everyone-feel-at-home?ref=seealso" target="_blank">8 Friendsgiving Hacks That'll Make Everyone Feel at Home</a>)</p> <h2>8. Getting there can be expensive</h2> <p>The average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner that feeds 10 people is around $50, according the American Farm Bureau Federation. That's a bargain right?! Well, that's the cost of dinner, and yes, it's cheap at $5 a head. However, the biggest expense for the holiday dinner for many people is the travel. Not every family is lucky enough to live 20 minutes from their relatives. Some have to drive across the country, staying in hotels and paying for many tanks of gas. Others fly, which as we all know includes not just the price of the ticket, but the baggage, seat selection, and check-in. If there is not enough room at the house, these people also have to shell out for hotel rooms, and perhaps a rental car. It's perfectly OK to let your family and friends know that you're watching your money this year, and cannot come. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-save-money-on-holiday-travel?ref=seealso" target="_blank">11 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel</a>)</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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But as we all know, every family does this food-centric holiday differently, and some must-have dishes may not be very &quot;traditional&quot; at all!</p> <p><strong>What are your must-have Thanksgiving dishes?</strong> What traditional Thanksgiving dishes can you do without? 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Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your must-have Thanksgiving dishes and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-are-your-must-have-thanksgiving-dishes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-makes-you-a-cheapskate">Ask the Readers: What Makes You a Cheapskate?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Ask the Readers thanksgiving dishes Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:31:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 2053312 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy Even During the Holidays http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-during-the-holidays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-during-the-holidays" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_healthy_food_669861852.jpg" alt="Woman eating healthy food during the holidays" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to eat healthy during the holidays, the best dollar store finds, and how the save money on car expenses.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2017/11/10/nutrition-tips-to-navigate-the-holidays/">Eat Healthy Even During the Holidays</a> &mdash; Need help managing your portion? Use a smaller plate to trick your brain into thinking you're eating more. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Best-Things-Dollar-Store-44107383">50+ of the Best Dollar Store Finds</a> &mdash; The dollar store is your one-stop shop for holiday decorations, kitchen essentials, beauty supplies &mdash; most of your everyday needs, really. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://shoppingkim.com/save-money-car-expenses/">How to Save Money On All of Your Car Expenses</a> &mdash; Choose a car with the best fuel consumption system. An automatic transmission with a six-cylinder could potential save you about $400 a year. [Shopping Kim]</p> <p><a href="https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T064-C032-S014-to-retire-mind-your-purpose-planning-procrastinati.html">To Retire, Mind Your P's: Purpose, Planning and Procrastination</a> &mdash; Go after the first two principles and avoiding the third to get a solid jump on reaching your retirement goals. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/family/kids-money-lessons/">10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money</a> &mdash; Teach your kids that reducing expenses will help them reach their savings goals more quickly. [Money Mini Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.financialsamurai.com/important-lessons-learned-selling-million-dollar-home/">What Every Home Seller Should Do Before Listing</a> &mdash; If you're planning to sell your home, do this exercise to get a more accurate idea of how much your property is worth. [Financial Samurai]</p> <p><a href="https://moneystrands.com/night-routine-helps-save-money/">Set up a Night Routine That Helps You Save Money (And Relax)</a> &mdash; Do a brain dump before you go to bed. Write down things you want to do tomorrow and other concerns so you can sleep with a clear mind. [Money Strands]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/unhappy-customer/">5 Behaviors That Annoy Your Customers</a> &mdash; Make sure your social media campaigns deliver relevant, helpful content to your customers. Don't try to get their attention with click bait. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/World/2017/1113/Zimbabweans-facing-a-currency-shortage-look-to-bitcoin-for-solution">Zimbabweans facing a currency shortage look to bitcoin for solution</a> &mdash; As the &quot;zollar&quot; hyperinflates and becomes increasingly worthless, more Zimbabweans are turning to bitcoin as a stable form of currency. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/money-saving-holiday-travel-tips/">Money-Saving Holiday Travel Tips</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to save money on your holiday travels. [Experian]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-even-during-the-holidays">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-by-the-month">Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-free-self-care-rituals-to-get-you-through-a-long-winter">6 Free Self-Care Rituals to Get You Through a Long Winter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips healthy holidays Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:00:09 +0000 Amy Lu 2053353 at http://www.wisebread.com