Food and Drink http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/209/all en-US Best Money Tips: Reasons Why Your Grocery Bill Is Too High http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-reasons-why-your-grocery-bill-is-too-high <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-reasons-why-your-grocery-bill-is-too-high" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_grocery_shopping_171114276.jpg" alt="Couple learning why their grocery bill is too high" 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 reasons why your grocery bill is too high, car-care myths to leave in the dust, and how to have a beautiful yard on a shoestring budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2018/05/7-reasons-your-grocery-bill-is-too-high/">7 Reasons Your Grocery Bill is Too High</a> &mdash; Any of these common mistakes can cause your grocery bill to be higher than it should be. [The Frugal Girl]</p> <p><a href="https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/cars/T009-S001-car-care-myths-that-need-to-die/index.html">6 Car-Care Myths That Need to Die</a> &mdash; Some nuggets of car-care wisdom are now outdated. Find out which ones should be tossed out the window and what you should do instead. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="https://www.lovetofrugal.com/beautiful-yard-on-a-shoestring-budget/">How To Have A Beautiful Yard On A Shoestring Budget</a> &mdash; Get better ROI by investing in plants and projects that give back! For starters, you can grow edible plants and install solar lights. [Love to Frugal]</p> <p><a href="https://www.frugalwiz.com/secrets-of-success-how-to-work-from-home/">Secrets Of Success: How To Work From Home</a> &mdash; Working from home has many benefits, but you should consider a few important things before you switch to the home-office life. [Frugal Wiz]</p> <p><a href="https://frugalinsingapore.com/how-to-deal-with-lifestyle-inflation-the-other-sneaky-thief/">How to Deal with Lifestyle Inflation: The Other Sneaky Thief</a> &mdash; When you have more money at your disposal, it's easy to give in to lifestyle inflation without even realizing it. Keep that demon at arm's length by reminding yourself of these truths. [Frugal in Singapore]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Makes-Person-Happy-44206058">6 Things That Help Make a Person Truly Happy</a> &mdash; While happiness differs from one person to the next, there are a few basic things that we all need to be content in our lives. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://www.theorganizedmama.com/organize/road-trip-must-haves-entertainment/">Road Trip Must Haves For Easy Entertainment With Young Kids</a> &mdash; Going on a road trip? Going on a road trip with kids? Don't forget to pack car-friendly activities (and snacks!) to keep the little ones entertained during the drive. [The Organized Mama]</p> <p><a href="https://www.frugalrules.com/best-money-moves-after-graduation/">5 Best Money Moves to Make When You Graduate from College</a> &mdash; Handling your own finances after college can be scary, but you only need to make a few basic moves to set yourself up for financial stability. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="https://thefrugalchicken.com/try-these-2-ridiculously-easy-hacks-for-a-healthier-garden/">Try These 2 Ridiculously Easy Hacks For A Healthier Garden!</a> &mdash; Gardening takes a lot of work and patience, so it can be really frustrating for beginners when their garden doesn't flourish. However, these easy tips can give your garden the boost it needs to grow and grow!&nbsp; [Pampered Chicken Mama]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2018/05/turn-your-home-into-energy-efficient.html">Turn Your Home into an Energy-Efficient Haven</a> &mdash; You shouldn't have to pay a premium to make your home comfortable. If you've noticed that your energy bills are on the rise, these steps can help you bring them down without sacrificing comfort. [Penniless Parenting]</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-reasons-why-your-grocery-bill-is-too-high">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/how-to-keep-food-waste-from-spoiling-your-budget">How to Keep Food Waste From Spoiling Your 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/why-is-gasoline-so-cheap-a-cost-comparison-of-40-common-household-liquids">Why is Gasoline So Cheap? A Cost Comparison of 40 Common Household Liquids</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/5-awesome-easy-to-freeze-meals">5 Awesome Easy to Freeze 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/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/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 grocery bill Thu, 17 May 2018 08:30:14 +0000 Amy Lu 2142078 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Have a Killer BBQ on a Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-have-a-killer-bbq-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-have-a-killer-bbq-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/mother_daughter_bbq_821134352.jpg" alt="Family having a killer bbq 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 how to have a killer BBQ on a budget, hacks to get beauty products for practically nothing, and practical steps to achieve inner peace.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugalnavywife.com/killer-bbq-budget/">How to Have a Killer BBQ on a Budget &ndash; Cheap BBQ Ideas</a> &mdash; Want to host a BBQ this summer? Use these ideas to keep it affordable for you and spectacular for your guests! [The Frugal Navy Wife]</p> <p><a href="https://thethriftycouple.com/7-beauty-hacks-to-get-beauty-products-for-practically-nothing/">7 Beauty Hacks To Get Beauty Products For Practically Nothing</a> &mdash; Try these hacks to save on beauty products and pamper yourself without hurting your budget. [The Thrifty Couple]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Peaceful-44841828">21 Practical Steps to Be More Peaceful</a> &mdash; These simple, practical steps can help you find inner peace no matter how chaotic your situation is. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://zenhabits.net/non-procrastinators/">Two Simple Habits of Non-Procrastinators (Plus One Bonus Habit)</a> &mdash; People who don't procrastinate have compassion for their future selves, and they break down tasks into small and doable steps. [zen habits]</p> <p><a href="https://www.becomingminimalist.com/dreams/">When The Stuff You Own Keeps You From Your Dreams</a> &mdash; You'll be better positioned to pursue your dreams if you get rid of the stuff that's holding you back. [Becoming Minimalist]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.frugallivingnw.com/7-ways-to-use-cream-of-tartar-to-clean-your-home/">7 ways to use cream of tartar to clean your home</a> &mdash; Don't let the small can of cream of tartar sit forgotten in your pantry! Whip it out to clean stainless steel, porcelain, scratched dishes, and even your fireplace! [Frugal Living NW]</p> <p><a href="https://www.tinyambitions.com/it-feels-good-to-be-busy/">It Feels Good to Be Busy &ndash; That&rsquo;s the Problem</a> &mdash; There are times when it feels good to be busy, but we shouldn't force ourselves to be busy just to be busy. [Tiny Ambitions]</p> <p><a href="https://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2018/05/14/turn-breakdowns-into-breakthroughs/">3 Ways to Turn Your Breakdowns into Breakthroughs</a> &mdash; You can turn the worst breakdowns into the best breakthroughs if you change how you approach obstacles and problems. [Living Well Spending Less]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2018/0515/White-hat-hackers-debug-state-security-systems">White-hat hackers debug state security systems</a> &mdash; States are paying hackers to break into their systems and uncover security flaws in order to prevent real breaches in the future. [The Christian Science Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugaldebtfreelife.com/main/how-to-make-money-at-consignment-sales">How to make money at consignment sales!</a> &mdash; You can save a lot of money by shopping at consignment sales, but while you're spring cleaning anyway, you might as well sell a few items, too! [Frugal, Debt Free Life]</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-have-a-killer-bbq-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-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/7-surefire-ways-to-save-on-grilling">7 Surefire Ways to Save on Grilling</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/wise-bread-reloaded-late-summer-grilling">Wise Bread Reloaded: Late Summer Grilling</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/10-barbecue-hacks-to-master-this-summer">10 Barbecue Hacks to Master This Summer</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/great-summertime-grilling-for-any-budget">Great Summertime Grilling for Any Budget</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 BBQ best money tips Wed, 16 May 2018 08:30:41 +0000 Amy Lu 2141817 at http://www.wisebread.com 20 Fast Food Apps That Help You Score Free Food http://www.wisebread.com/20-fast-food-apps-that-help-you-score-free-food <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/20-fast-food-apps-that-help-you-score-free-food" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/content_woman_anticipating_hamburger.jpg" alt="Content woman anticipating hamburger" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fast food apps are increasing in popularity. Not only can they save you time, and help you avoid the hungry crowd with mobile ordering, but they can also save you money. Sure, fast food is known for being affordable, but fast food apps can actually help you score free food. And who doesn't love free food?</p> <p>Of course, the best way to save money on fast food is to avoid it altogether and cook all your meals at home, but we live in the real world of unexpected traffic and busy schedules, and sometimes you need to grab something quickly. All of these apps allow you to order ahead of time to skip the line when you pick up your food and offer rewards for discounts and freebies. Bonus!</p> <p>Here are our favorite 20 fast food apps and the delicious perks that come with them.</p> <h2>1. BJ's Brewhouse</h2> <p>My local BJ's always has a wait of about 30-40 minutes on weekend nights. Luckily, with the app you can put your name on the waitlist before heading to the restaurant and cut down on wait times. The app also rewards members with a free mini pizookie (a pie and cookie hybrid, usually served with ice cream) when they sign up, and orders earn members one point for every dollar spent. Once you have earned 100 points, you will receive a $10 off coupon good for 90 days.</p> <h2>2. Burger King</h2> <p>The Burger King app promises $30 worth of food coupons once you sign up, but in reality, it's BOGO free coupons and other discounted meals. You can also connect your PayPal account to the app for faster payment.</p> <h2>3. Café Rio</h2> <p>The Café Rio app rewards users $10 credit for every 100 points they earn. Usually, you will earn one point for every dollar spent, but many times the app will also reward double points. And your rewards don't expire.</p> <h2>4. Chick-fil-A</h2> <p>I love the Chick-fil-A One app because it's always rewarding me with a free food item. Sometimes it's an ice cream cone, other times it's a salad. The app will also give you rewards for using the app to pay for food directly.</p> <p>And if you haven't used the cow calendar yet, you are missing out. Each year in November, Chick-fil-A restaurants sell $8 calendars that come with cards that have a free food item each month. This card connects to your app, making it simple to redeem your free food item of the month. Didn't grab a calendar in time? Check out eBay. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-score-free-food-at-chick-fil-a?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Ways to Score Free Food at Chick-fil-A</a>)</p> <h2>5. Chronic Taco</h2> <p>Chronic Taco adds 50 points to your account right when you sign up. You will also earn one point for every dollar spent at the restaurant. Just 25 points can be redeemed for an order of churro bites, 50 points for a taco, or 100 points for any menu item.</p> <h2>6. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf</h2> <p>The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf app offers a free coffee or tea at sign-up. The app also gives app users a free birthday treat and reward points for every purchase you make (a point for every dollar spent). Redeem points toward free drinks and food items. You'll even unlock certain freebie levels (Purple, Platinum, and VIP) with regular use.</p> <h2>7. El Pollo Loco</h2> <p>Earn $10 of free food through the LOCO Rewards every time you earn 100 points by scanning the app, either at the drive-thru window or ordering through the app. You also score a free entree worth up to $7 at sign-up. Each dollar you spend at El Pollo Loco is worth one point, and soon, you will be able to load gift cards straight to the app.</p> <h2>8. Firehouse Subs</h2> <p>As soon as you sign up for the Firehouse Subs app and reward program, you will earn a free large drink, and then a free sub on your birthday. You will also earn one point for every $0.01 you spend, which can be redeemed for free subs and salads.</p> <h2>9. Jack in the Box</h2> <p>The Jack in the Box app offers special in-app offers like two free tacos with any purchase or 10 percent off your order. You can also save your favorite order for quick and easy one-tap ordering.</p> <h2>10. Jamba Juice</h2> <p>Jamba Juice gives new users $3 off your order once you activate your account. You'll also earn a free treat for your birthday, and a $3 reward for every 35 points you earn.</p> <h2>11. Krispy Kreme</h2> <p>Did someone say free doughnuts? Sign up for the Krispy Kreme app to receive a free Original Glazed doughnut upon registration and on your birthday. You can also earn free boxes of doughnuts and beverages after so many purchases, which is a nice bonus if you're in charge of snacks for your office or child's school.</p> <h2>12. McDonald's</h2> <p>Compared to other fast food chains, McDonald's offers coupons and rewards on their app that are quite decent for lovers of fast food or those who find themselves in a dinnertime pinch. The app gives you instant access to food coupons, like $2 off a Signature Crafted sandwich through mobile order and pay, or free fries with any purchase on Fridays.</p> <p>Additionally, McDonald's also offers McCafe rewards, which allows you to earn a free McCafe drink after purchasing five &mdash; no size limits.</p> <h2>13. Panera Bread</h2> <p>MyPanera Rewards gives members rewards for three things: for their birthdays, for spending, and just because. There have been months when the app rewarded me a free coffee or a free bagel for every day of the month &mdash; no additional purchase necessary. I also like that the app rewards a free food reward after so many visits, not based on how much money I spent.</p> <h2>14. Pick Up Stix</h2> <p>Every dollar you spend at Pick Up Stix will earn you one &quot;Fortune.&quot; After you earn 100 Fortunes, you can redeem them for a free entree. Sign up for the app through Facebook to receive free Fortunes.</p> <h2>15. PizzaRev</h2> <p>PizzaRev fans can earn one point for every dollar spent through the app. Once you earn 100 points, you can redeem them for a free pizza or entree salad. Rev Rewards members also receive free treats on their birthday.</p> <h2>16. Starbucks</h2> <p>With the Starbucks app, you earn two stars for every $1 spent, and a free drink or food item for your birthday. You also get a free drink or food item for every 125 stars you earn. They will often offer reward promotions for buying certain beverages, as well. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-starbucks-savings-hacks-that-actually-work?ref=seealso" target="_blank">7 Starbucks Savings Hacks That Actually Work</a>)</p> <h2>17. Sonic</h2> <p>With the Sonic app, you instantly get a free slush reward at sign-up. And new offers are applied to your Sonic app account each month. Also, every month features a deal for a $1.99 Wacky Pack, which is a Sonic's kid's meal. Other deals are usually for half-off blasts, shakes, or floats. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-kids-eat-free-restaurants?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Best Kids Eat Free Restaurants</a>)</p> <h2>18. Subway</h2> <p>Eat fresh and earn tokens for every purchase you make at Subway. Earn 100 tokens, and you will be rewarded with a $2 off coupon. You will also earn bonus surprises, such as a free cookie on your birthday. This app also has surprise deals that can be redeemed through your phone.</p> <h2>19. Whataburger</h2> <p>The Whataburger app rewards you based off visits rather than the amount of money you spend. If you use the app on five separate visits, you will have your choice of a free honey butter chicken biscuit, medium French fry, taquito, cinnamon roll, or a small shake on your next visit.</p> <h2>20. Yogurtland</h2> <p>Sign up for Yogurtland&rsquo;s Real Rewards program to earn an initial free three-ounces for registering and another free three-ounces on your birthday. You earn a point for every ounce purchased. Yogurtland&rsquo;s reward program is tiered (Green, Raspberry, and Platinum), so once you earn 60 points, you can move from Green to Raspberry and earn three-ounces free for every 36 points earned.</p> <h2>How to save even more with fast food apps</h2> <p>Obviously these apps were created to get you to spend money on fast food in order to score free food, but here are three ways you can spend less and still get rewards.</p> <h3>Buy discounted gift cards</h3> <p>Look for discounted gift cards on eBay and other reputable gift card sites to save a small percentage on your fast food budget. Load that card to your account and earn points through the app. Warehouse clubs, like Costco, also offer discounted cards to Jamba Juice regularly.</p> <h3>Take advantage of gift card promos</h3> <p>Sometimes these restaurants will offer a deal like, &quot;Buy $X worth of gift cards get a meal or drink for free.&quot; You can buy the gift cards to get the free item in one transaction and then load the gift cards on the app in order to keep earning rewards without spending more money to do so.</p> <h3>Do separate transactions to use more coupons</h3> <p>You usually can't combine coupons in a single transaction, but luckily, several fast food places are fine with you having separate transactions in order to take advantage of more than one coupon.</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%2F20-fast-food-apps-that-help-you-score-free-food&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F20%2520Fast%2520Food%2520Apps%2520That%2520Help%2520You%2520Score%2520Free%2520Food.jpg&amp;description=20%20Fast%20Food%20Apps%20That%20Help%20You%20Score%20Free%20Food"></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/u5180/20%20Fast%20Food%20Apps%20That%20Help%20You%20Score%20Free%20Food.jpg" alt="20 Fast Food Apps That Help You Score Free Food" 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/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-fast-food-apps-that-help-you-score-free-food">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-stop-the-takeout-meal-cycle-and-save">How to Stop the Takeout Meal Cycle and Save</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/9-ways-restaurant-menus-are-designed-to-make-you-spend-more">9 Ways Restaurant Menus Are Designed to Make You Spend More</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/25-great-cheap-and-easy-crock-pot-recipes">25 Great, Cheap, and Easy Crock Pot Recipes</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/cooking-for-beginners-10-recipes-for-kitchen-newbies">Cooking for Beginners: 10 Recipes for Kitchen Newbies</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/cooking-great-meals-with-your-car-engine-the-heat-is-on">Cooking great meals with your car engine. The heat is on.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Technology dinner ideas eating out Fast Food fast food apps food apps phone apps Takeout Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:07 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 2133483 at http://www.wisebread.com Here's What You Can (And Can't) Buy With SNAP http://www.wisebread.com/heres-what-you-can-and-cant-buy-with-snap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/heres-what-you-can-and-cant-buy-with-snap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/fresh_colorful_vegetables_and_fruits.jpg" alt="Fresh colorful vegetables and fruits" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, has always been controversial. It's meant to help ensure that everyone gets enough to eat, and the program assures applicants that they have the right to be treated with &quot;dignity, consideration, and respect.&quot; Yet, the program also imposes lots of complicated rules on users, and many people have shared opinions about whether users are making &quot;acceptable&quot; choices with their SNAP dollars.</p> <p>Recently, SNAP has been in the news &mdash; and in the middle of countless social media debates &mdash; because of three developments.</p> <p>First, Amazon opened its first automated grocery store, Amazon Go, where you can simply enter the store on the app, take the items you need, and leave without checking out as part of their Just Walk Out shopping experience. However, it doesn't accept SNAP.</p> <p>Second, a petition has been circulating advocating that SNAP benefits should cover food for pets as well as human household members.</p> <p>And third, the Trump administration Office of Management and budget director, Mick Mulvaney, proposed replacing food aid to low-income families with a &quot;Blue Apron-style&quot; box of canned goods and other non-perishables.</p> <p>Which made us wonder what you can currently buy with SNAP, and what you can't.</p> <h2>What you can buy with SNAP</h2> <p>SNAP and its beneficiaries have plenty of critics, often people who feel that low-income individuals should be limited in what they are allowed to purchase with public funds. Critics of those critics would say that prescribing their shopping lists is intrusive. Generally, the rules limit SNAP purchases to food products, with some limitations and exceptions.</p> <h3>Energy drinks</h3> <p>Energy drinks such as Red Bull have been available for purchase with food stamps since 2013, when companies making them began changing their labels to list &quot;nutrition facts&quot; instead of &quot;supplement facts.&quot; Critics have tried to have them removed from eligibility, but as long as they are classified as a food item, they are likely to stay.</p> <h3>Luxury items</h3> <p>Since they are clearly food items, you can, in theory, buy steak, lobster, shrimp, or any other high-end food with food stamps. Legislators have proposed removing such items from the program, but in reality there is no need: Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that people in the income group low enough to qualify for SNAP hardly buy any beef or seafood (only about 10 percent of the average monthly grocery bill), because it's too expensive.</p> <h3>Junk food</h3> <p>There is some truth to the impression that a lot of SNAP recipients buy junk food. A <a href="https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/ops/SNAPFoodsTypicallyPurchased.pdf" target="_blank">2011 USDA analysis</a> found that 23 cents of every SNAP dollar goes to sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy, and sugar. (The other 77 cents goes toward meal ingredients, such as milk, bread, meat, cereal, and vegetables.) However, non-SNAP households spent 20 cents of every dollar on those same sweet treats. So shopping habits were similar, regardless of payment method.</p> <p>Nutritionists have expressed concern about the amount of junk food purchases funded by SNAP, which is meant to improve health, not to contribute to health problems such as obesity. But attempts to cut junk food from SNAP run into problems both with complexity and with the discomfort of making the government the judge of which foods are worthy and which aren't.</p> <p>Another approach, presented in a <a href="http://www.uconnruddcenter.org/files/Pdfs/Schwartz%20AJPM%202017%20SNAP.pdf" target="_blank">2016 paper in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine</a>, would be to provide incentives for purchasing healthy foods, either alone or in combination with limits on junk food purchases.</p> <h3>Birthday cake</h3> <p>While you can't buy hot prepared food items, you can buy baked goods. Muffins, cakes, and cookies purchased at grocery stores and some bakeries are fair game.</p> <h3>Holiday items</h3> <p>Since they are technically edible, you can buy your Halloween pumpkins with SNAP &mdash; but not decorative gourds. Gift baskets, prefilled stockings or prefilled Easter baskets can be purchased as well, but only if at least 50 percent of the contents are edible items and the basket contains no prohibited items. For example, you could buy a holiday stocking with a few small toys and a lot of candy, but not a large stuffed bear holding a small box of chocolate.</p> <h3>K-Cups</h3> <p>You can purchase coffee to make at home, in any form, with your SNAP card. This includes single-use pods such as K-Cups, instant coffee, cappuccino mix, whole bean, or fresh ground coffee.</p> <h3>Taco Bell (sometimes)</h3> <p>The vast majority of SNAP recipients are limited to buying groceries with SNAP. But in some states, elderly, disabled, and homeless SNAP recipients can participate in the Restaurant Meals Program. In Arizona, participating restaurants include <a href="https://extranet.azdes.gov/faapolicymanual/FAA1/baggage/MealsProgramRestaurants.pdf" target="_blank">Taco Bell, Denny's, Subway, and others</a>.</p> <h3>Seeds</h3> <p>In 2014, SNAP began allowing participants to purchase seeds and plants that produce food, and launched a <a href="https://www.snapgardens.org/" target="_blank">site to encourage gardening</a>.</p> <h3>Produce at the farmers market</h3> <p>You can legally buy fresh fruits and veggies, as well as homemade jams and honey, at farmers markets. The only catch is that most stands only accept cash, while SNAP functions as a debit card. The government is working with local markets to change that, including publishing a <a href="http://www.usdalocalfooddirectories.com/farmersmarketdirectoryupdate/FM_Portal_Public.aspx" target="_blank">directory of farmers markets that accept SNAP</a> and setting up incentive programs such as bonuses for SNAP users.</p> <h3>Food from online grocers</h3> <p>The USDA is operating a <a href="https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2017/01/05/usda-announces-retailer-volunteers-snap-online-purchasing-pilot" target="_blank">pilot program</a> allowing SNAP users to order groceries online. This could be a boon to people living in food deserts and homebound elderly and disabled people, not to mention parents of small children and those who work long hours and can't get to the store. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-having-your-groceries-delivered-can-save-you-money?ref=seealso" target="_blank">6 Ways Having Your Groceries Delivered Can Save You Money</a>)</p> <h3>Cocktail mixers</h3> <p>While you cannot use SNAP for alcohol, you can buy mocktails, bloody mary mix, tonic water, or margarita mix.</p> <h2>Things you can't buy with SNAP</h2> <p>Despite the fact that we just listed a wide range of items that you can buy, there are actually plenty of things you are not allowed to purchase with SNAP benefits. Some make perfect sense; there's no way taxpayers are going to fund cigarette or alcohol purchases. But there are valid arguments that some of the following items should be covered.</p> <h3>Rotisserie chicken</h3> <p>Those hot roasted chickens in the deli are sometimes cheaper, pound for pound, than raw chicken. And for people who don't have access to a kitchen, they could be included in many healthy meals such as chicken tacos or chicken salad. However, most SNAP recipients can't purchase any hot prepared foods, including these.</p> <h3>Toiletries</h3> <p>Since they are not food, you can't use SNAP to buy household items such as soap, laundry detergent, diapers, sanitary napkins, or toilet paper. Since these items are essential, this restriction can be a hardship for SNAP recipients.</p> <h3>Pet food</h3> <p>As mentioned above, a petition asking the federal government to include pet food in the SNAP program recently received more than 230,000 signatures. While there's a valid argument to be made that pet ownership is a luxury that the American taxpayer shouldn't have to support, the counterargument is that pet owners that fall into poverty are more likely to give up or abandon pets if they can't feed them &mdash; and housing these pets in shelters or euthanizing them costs the public money.</p> <h3>Grocery bag fees</h3> <p>More and more local governments are discouraging waste by requiring stores to charge for grocery bags. SNAP cannot be used to pay those fees, and the local law may not exempt SNAP users. So SNAP users should either bring their own bags or be prepared to pay for disposable bags with cash.</p> <h3>Food shipping charges</h3> <p>SNAP users participating in the trial of online grocery ordering must <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot" target="_blank">pay any delivery or convenience fees in cash</a>.</p> <h3>Live animals</h3> <p>While you could buy live crabs to cook at home, you can't use your <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items" target="_blank">SNAP card to buy a piglet</a> to raise or a cow to milk &mdash; even if it would save you money and provide more nutritious food in the long run. Livestock just isn't part of the program.</p> <h3>Alcohol and cigarettes</h3> <p>Alcohol and cigarettes aren't food, they're not nutritious, and the public doesn't want to pay for them.</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%2Fheres-what-you-can-and-cant-buy-with-snap&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FHere%2527s%2520What%2520You%2520Can%2520%2528And%2520Can%2527t%2529%2520Buy%2520With%2520SNAP.jpg&amp;description=Here's%20What%20You%20Can%20(And%20Can't)%20Buy%20With%20SNAP"></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/Here%27s%20What%20You%20Can%20%28And%20Can%27t%29%20Buy%20With%20SNAP.jpg" alt="Here's What You Can (And Can't) Buy With SNAP" 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/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-what-you-can-and-cant-buy-with-snap">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-6-healthiest-grocery-stores">The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores</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/shop-the-salad-bar-and-other-ways-to-save-big-on-groceries">Shop the Salad Bar and Other Ways to Save Big on Groceries</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/breaking-the-bread-code-how-to-get-the-freshest-loaf">Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf</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-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping food desert food stamps groceries grocery stores grocery tips healthy food poverty snap Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:30:13 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2127516 at http://www.wisebread.com 25 Low-Cost Foods Packed With Nutrition http://www.wisebread.com/25-low-cost-foods-packed-with-nutrition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/25-low-cost-foods-packed-with-nutrition" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock-664439618.jpg" alt="how to get the most nutrition for cheap" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you are on a tight food budget, it's only natural to prioritize the cost of food over nutritional value. After all, junk food is the cheapest food you can buy. But I have found that some of the most nutritious food can be surprisingly affordable.</p> <p>Here is a round-up of my favorite cheap and highly nutritious foods, listed in order of lowest cost first. The entries below are all priced for four-ounce portions that are all under $1, to make it easy to compare prices. There are even some superfoods on this list. Of course, prices for these items may vary by location and season. Keep an eye out for sale prices on them in your local grocery stores, and you might be able to buy some or all of these items for even less than the prices listed here. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/31-foolproof-ways-to-lower-your-grocery-bill?ref=seealso" target="_blank">31 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill</a>)</p> <p><em>*All food prices were determined using </em><a href="https://www.hy-vee.com/grocery/" target="_blank"><em>HyVee's</em></a><em> online grocery store. </em></p> <h2>1. Bananas</h2> <p>Bananas are highly portable, and are packed with potassium, dietary fiber, and magnesium. They make the perfect sweet treat, and they come with their own natural packaging.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 12 cents</p> <h2>2. Carrots</h2> <p>Carrots are delicious raw or cooked, and make a great addition to any lunch. In terms of nutrition, carrots are bursting with vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 22 cents</p> <h2>3. Cabbage</h2> <p>Cheap and nutritious, cabbage is great in a stir fry, eaten steamed, or microwaved with a little butter on top. Cabbage offers loads of vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 22 cents</p> <h2>4. Onions</h2> <p>Onions pack a lot of flavor for very little money, and you don't need to use much to get the taste you need. Nutritional highlights for onions include potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 25 cents</p> <h2>5. Mandarin oranges</h2> <p>Mandarin oranges are another great on-the-go snack option. For those afternoon sugar cravings, reach for one of these instead of a candy bar. They have vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 25 cents</p> <h2>6. Black beans, canned</h2> <p>Black beans offer protein, fiber, and potassium, and they're tasty right out of the can, or cooked into chili, soups, or served on tortillas.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 26 cents</p> <h2>7. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas), canned</h2> <p>These are an excellent pantry staple because you can eat them cold in salads, warm in soups, or use them to make your own hummus. Chickpeas contain plenty of dietary fiber, protein, and iron.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 26 cents</p> <h2>8. Brown rice</h2> <p>This healthy carb is a wonderfully versatile base for meals. All you need to add is vegetables or meat. Brown rice contains protein, fiber, and magnesium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 30 cents</p> <h2>9. Sweet potatoes</h2> <p>Sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to white potatoes, as they have more fiber and vitamin A, and a lower glycemic index. They are also packed with potassium. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-turn-leftover-sweet-potatoes-and-other-starchy-foods-into-something-special?ref=seealso" target="_blank">11 Ways to Turn Leftover Sweet Potatoes and Other Starchy Foods Into Something Special</a>)</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 32 cents</p> <h2>10. Whole wheat bread</h2> <p>The question is not, &quot;What can you do with whole wheat bread?&quot; It's, &quot;What can't you do?&quot; The sky's the limit, really, when it comes to this healthy alternative to white bread, which offers your body plenty of iron and potassium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 38 cents</p> <h2>11. Cauliflower</h2> <p>You can buy it frozen, fresh by the head, or fresh and pre-cut. It's a filling, hearty meat alternative for vegetarians, and loaded with vitamin C. If you prefer it pre-cut, look for fresh or frozen bags to go on sale.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 40 cents (fresh head)</p> <h2>12. Barley</h2> <p>You can use barley in stews or as a savory side dish with herbs and spices. Barley offers iron, protein, and magnesium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 45 cents</p> <h2>13. Strawberries</h2> <p>Strawberries are naturally super sweet, bursting with vitamin C and potassium, and make for a great, healthy dessert.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 47 cents</p> <h2>14. Dried lentils</h2> <p>Toss some dried lentils in your slow cooker or Instant Pot and you can do some easy meal prep for the week ahead. You can use lentils in soups, stir fry, dips, and spreads, and they provide iron, fiber, and protein.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 47 cents</p> <h2>15. Steel cut oats</h2> <p>You can make your own oatmeal at home using steel cut oats that are cheap and delicious. And with tons of calcium, iron, protein, fiber, and potassium, they're also nutritious.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 50 cents</p> <h2>16. Peanut butter</h2> <p>Whether you like it smooth or crunchy, this spreadable goodness can be put on bread with bananas for a great sandwich packed with protein, potassium, fiber, and iron.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 53 cents</p> <h2>17. Whole grain pasta</h2> <p>Who doesn't love pasta? And if you opt for the whole grain version, you're also getting a healthy meal base with plenty of protein and fiber.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 55 cents</p> <h2>18. Greek yogurt</h2> <p>Plain Greek yogurt makes for a protein- and calcium-filled snack that you can add cinnamon or honey to in order to satisfy that sweet tooth.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 62 cents</p> <h2>19. Raisins</h2> <p>The dried version of grapes, raisins are generally cheaper and have a longer shelf life due to the way they've been dried and preserved. Raisins make for a great snack, or they can be added into salads and other dishes. They are also packed with potassium and vitamin B-6.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 74 cents</p> <h2>20. Peanuts</h2> <p>A handful of peanuts is all you need for a filling and protein-packed snack. Choose low sodium or unsalted for the healthiest option.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 74 cents</p> <h2>21. Avocados</h2> <p>Use avocados on sandwiches, in salads or guacamole, or just cut one in half and eat with a spoon. Avocados are delicious and filled with protein, potassium, and vitamin C.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 75 cents</p> <h2>22. Frozen blueberries</h2> <p>Fresh blueberries are great, but often pricey. Buy the frozen version and you've got a cheaper cereal topper or snack option that is bursting with vitamin C.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 75 cents</p> <h2>23. Spinach, bagged</h2> <p>The great thing about bagged greens is that they're typically already cut and washed. Use bagged spinach for salad, add it to omelettes, or steam it in the microwave. Spinach also has vitamins C, A, and K, as well as zinc and fiber.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 75 cents</p> <h2>24. Broccoli</h2> <p>Enjoy broccoli florets raw or microwaved, and reap the health benefits of eating this nutritious gem, which is loaded with vitamin A, B1, fiber, and potassium.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 83 cents</p> <h2>25. Mushrooms</h2> <p>You can add mushrooms raw to salads, or grill or sauté them for extra flavor. Mushrooms give the body iron, fiber, and lots of vitamin D.</p> <p>Cost per 4 oz: 94 cents</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%2F25-low-cost-foods-packed-with-nutrition&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F25%2520Low-Cost%2520Foods%2520Packed%2520With%2520Nutrition.jpg&amp;description=25%20Low-Cost%20Foods%20Packed%20With%20Nutrition"></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/u5180/25%20Low-Cost%20Foods%20Packed%20With%20Nutrition.jpg" alt="25 Low-Cost Foods Packed With Nutrition" 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/dr-penny-pincher">Dr Penny Pincher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-low-cost-foods-packed-with-nutrition">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/10-affordable-alternatives-to-the-grocery-store">10 Affordable Alternatives to the Grocery Store</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/8-hot-new-food-trends-the-frugal-way">8 Hot New Food Trends — The Frugal Way</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-only-15-foods-that-are-worth-buying-organic">The Only 15 Foods That Are Worth Buying Organic</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-shop-for-food-once-a-month-and-save-big">How to Shop for Food Once a Month and Save Big</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-ways-having-your-groceries-delivered-can-save-you-money">6 Ways Having Your Groceries Delivered Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping food shopping grocery budget grocery shopping grocery shopping tips nutrition Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:30:18 +0000 Dr Penny Pincher 2123148 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Stock a Minimalist Kitchen http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-stock-a-minimalist-kitchen <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-stock-a-minimalist-kitchen" 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_kitchen_866940116.jpg" alt="Woman stocking minimalist kitchen" 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 how to stock a minimalist kitchen, cleaning supplies you never have to buy again, and simple ideas for taking care of yourself.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://thetinylife.com/how-to-stock-minimalist-kitchen-list-pantry-staples/">How To Stock Your Minimalist Kitchen + List: 16 Pantry Staples</a> &mdash; Follow these guidelines to cut down on pantry clutter. [The Tiny Life]</p> <p><a href="https://www.moneytalksnews.com/9-expensive-cleaning-supplies-you-can-easily-make-for-pennies/#at_pco=cfd-1.0">Never Buy These Expensive Cleaning Supplies Again</a> &mdash; Foaming bathroom cleaners are great at melting soap scum in minutes! Now, you can make your own with just vinegar and blue Dawn dish detergent. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/lottery-strategy/">Betting on the Lottery: Is There a Strategy?</a> &mdash; There are a few strategies that can boost your odds of winning a lottery. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ways-Practice-Self-Care-42692633">38 Simple Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself When You Need It Most</a> &mdash; Everyone's self-care regimen is different, but if you don't know what need, here are some general tips to help you heal. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="https://simplyworn.com/declutter-your-closet-in-a-day/">How to Declutter Your Closet in a Single Day</a> &mdash; Learn how to declutter your closet so that the only items left are things that you love. [Simply Worn]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="https://www.frugalrules.com/using-tax-professional/">3 Benefits of Using a Tax Professional</a> &mdash; You may be tempted to save some money by doing your own taxes, but if your finances are complicated in any way, you're better off hiring a tax professional. [Frugal Rules]</p> <p><a href="https://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/having-fun-stops-overspending/">Why Having Fun Stops Overspending</a> &mdash; When you have fun regularly, you won't try to go after that temporary happiness you may feel from buying things. [A Mess Free Life]</p> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/save-down-payment-house/">8 Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a House</a> &mdash; Start the homebuying process on the right foot by calculating how much home you can actually afford and when you'll want to buy it. [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="https://mattaboutmoney.com/2018/03/06/lifes-biggest-financial-decisions-the-later-years/">Life&rsquo;s Biggest Financial Decisions &mdash; The Later Years</a> &mdash; These are the financial decisions that matter most when we're older. [Matt About Money]</p> <p><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/0220/Can-altruism-exist-without-empathy-Lessons-from-the-ant-world">Can altruism exist without empathy? Lessons from the ant world</a> &mdash; Researchers have found that Matabele ants would tend to wounded nest-mates when the &ldquo;help&rdquo; pheromone is released. [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-stock-a-minimalist-kitchen">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-frugal-items-for-your-organic-vegan-grocery-list">25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List</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/quick-pantry-snacks-for-unexpected-guests">Quick Pantry Snacks for Unexpected Guests</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-cheap-and-healthy-filler-foods">9 Cheap and Healthy Filler Foods</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-10-hardest-working-foods-in-your-pantry">The 10 Most Versatile Foods in Your Pantry</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/18-frugal-foods-you-should-always-have-in-your-freezer">18 Frugal Foods You Should Always Have in Your Freezer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips minimalist pantry Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:30:10 +0000 Amy Lu 2114257 at http://www.wisebread.com 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. 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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> <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%2F3-ingredient-instant-pot-recipes-that-fit-any-budget&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F3-Ingredient%2520Instant%2520Pot%2520Recipes%2520That%2520Fit%2520Any%2520Budget.jpg&amp;description=3-Ingredient%20Instant%20Pot%20Recipes%20That%20Fit%20Any%20Budget"></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/u5180/3-Ingredient%20Instant%20Pot%20Recipes%20That%20Fit%20Any%20Budget.jpg" alt="3-Ingredient Instant Pot Recipes That Fit Any Budget" 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/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/4-beauty-products-you-can-make-in-an-instant-pot">4 Beauty Products You Can Make in an Instant Pot</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-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/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-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/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> <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/9-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</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-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/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-2 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-3 views-row-odd"> <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-4 views-row-even"> <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-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-living-alone-affects-your-health">6 Ways Living Alone Affects Your Health</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-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/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/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</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 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-4"> <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-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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-do-you-look-forward-to-tax-time-your-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: Do You Look Forward to Tax Time? (Your Chance to win $20!)</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/254-uses-for-vinegar-and-counting">254 Uses for Vinegar. And Counting.</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-5"> <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-delicious-uses-for-leftover-hot-dogs">7 Delicious Uses for Leftover Hot Dogs</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/16-ways-to-use-up-leftover-champagne">16 Ways to Use Up Leftover Champagne</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/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-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-turn-leftover-sweet-potatoes-and-other-starchy-foods-into-something-special">11 Ways to Turn Leftover Sweet Potatoes and Other Starchy Foods Into Something Special</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/9-ways-to-actually-enjoy-leftover-pizza">9 Ways to Actually Enjoy Leftover Pizza</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-6"> <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-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best Credit Cards for Groceries</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-credit-cards-for-dining-out">The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</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/254-uses-for-vinegar-and-counting">254 Uses for Vinegar. And Counting.</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-eat-well-on-just-20-a-week-with-meal-plans">How to Eat Well on Just $20 a Week (With Meal Plans!)</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? 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