eating http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/7125/all en-US My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories http://www.wisebread.com/my-2016-budget-challenge-how-to-lose-weight-without-counting-calories <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my-2016-budget-challenge-how-to-lose-weight-without-counting-calories" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eating_food_72063475.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to lose weight without counting calories" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's Note: This is another episode in Max Wong's journey to find an extra $31,000 this year. Read the whole series </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/max-wongs-budget-0" target="_blank"><em>here</em></a><em>.]</em></p> <p>One yucky, unintended side effect of my 2016 Budget Challenge is that both Mr. Spendypants and I have chubbed out in the last six months. Since most of our methods of saving and earning extra money this year involve sitting down, we aren't burning our usual number of calories to balance our power snacking. So now, in addition to finding an extra $31,000 by December 31st, we've added Lose 10 Pounds to our To Do list. Boo.</p> <p>There's a reason why Asians dominate at eating competitions. Asian metabolism is real. The biblical plague of locusts looks positively junior varsity when compared to my Chinese family nibbling its way through the Beef Jerky Store in Las Vegas. In my family, eating through the pain is a mark of character. And don't even think about skipping Second Breakfast. Didn't your mother tell you that Second Breakfast in one of the eight most important meals of the day? No?</p> <p>I'm just going to blame my poor food habits on my cultural norms.</p> <h2>What Is Hara Hachi Bun Me?</h2> <p>Luckily food sport isn't the only famous Asian eating habit. <a href="http://okinawa-diet.com/okinawa_diet/hara_hachi_bu.html" target="_blank">Hara hachi bun me</a>, which translates roughly as &quot;belly 80% full,&quot; is the Confucian practice of purposeful eating. The hara hachi bun me eating practice is based on a very simple idea: Stop eating when you are 80% full. Since it takes about 20 minutes for the stretch receptors in your stomach to tell your brain that your gut is at capacity, it's easy to overeat. So, if you put down your chopsticks while you still feel a little hungry, chances are that 20 minutes later you will actually feel full.</p> <h2>Why Did We Choose Hara Hachi Bun Me Over Other Diets?</h2> <p>Mr. Spendypants and I decided to try this method of weight loss for several reasons.</p> <h3>Budgeting Is No Fun</h3> <p>Counting calories is basically making a budget about food. What an unappetizing thought. With hara hachi bun me, we don't have to do any math. We just have to stop eating the moment we stop feeling hungry instead of the moment we start feeling full. It's super easy.</p> <h3>You Don't Need Special Equipment</h3> <p>Although I am sure hara hachi bun me tools exist, practicing hara hachi bun me does not require special equipment. We don't have to download an app, pulverize our food in a $700 Veggisaurus Rex blender, or <a href="https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1236978/breathalyzer-for-ketosis-check" target="_blank">use a Breathalyzer</a> to tell us that our diet is working. (I know that my diet is working because my favorite dress no longer fits me like a sausage casing).</p> <h3>You Don't Need Special Food</h3> <p>We don't have to buy special food, either. We don't have to live for weeks on <a href="http://themastercleanse.org/" target="_blank">maple syrup and laxatives</a> harvested by endangered Canadian squirrels. We don't have to ingest a choco-malt meal replacement &mdash; that smells like burned rubber and tastes like sadness &mdash; twice a day, along with a sensible dinner.</p> <h3>You Won't Become a Diet Humblebragger</h3> <p>Lastly, our friends won't hate us. Okay, let me elaborate about how not to lose friends when you lose weight.</p> <p>Since I live in Los Angeles, the epicenter of every food-denying trend, I don't want to hear your opinion on what I should stop eating. I follow you on Instagram and already know about the unsweetened twigs you ate for breakfast today. People who tell me about their juice fasts are the worst. Really, stop talking about your diarrhea. Also, if you are a vegan who does CrossFit, how do you decide which lifestyle to talk about first? (Answer: neither). Because hara hachi bun me is based on portion control, we can eat out with friends, anywhere, without making the meal all about us.</p> <h2>So How Does This Save Money?</h2> <p>We went out to lunch with friends last weekend and split two entrees, two large salads, and two appetizers between five people, and we still had food left over. American restaurant portions are huge. So, when we go out to eat, we save around 40% by splitting meals. At home we immediately cut 20% off our grocery budget by eating 20% less food at every meal.</p> <h2>Progress Report</h2> <p>July was fun, but fun costs money. We just spent the weekend in Napa Valley commemorating my in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary. Although their six-decade marriage is a marvelous achievement, the dress code for the family portrait was not. &quot;The color palette for the reunion photograph is gold, navy, and white, with touches of red,&quot; read the email from a relative who will go unnamed. Because I apparently don't know how to dress appropriately for important family events, a helpful reference photograph &mdash; of Mitt Romney's family &mdash; was included.</p> <p>Since my closet is tiny, pretty much everything I wear is black, so I was forced to find something suitably Ann Romney meets the Naval Academy for the picture. I resigned myself to doing a little <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-smart-ways-to-keep-your-clothes-looking-new" target="_blank">catch and release shopping</a>. I went to the nearest consignment store to buy the first navy blue dress that fit me and looked moderately Republican. My plan was to wear the dress for the portrait and then sell the dress back to the store the following week to recoup 40% of the cost. As luck would have it, I found a brand-new, super cute (as in <a href="http://wwzdw.com/z/2545/" target="_blank">Zooey Deschanel owns this</a>) dress for $28. Shockingly, the dress fits me so perfectly that I'm going to use it as a sewing pattern for future dresses. It's a keeper, but I'm out $28.</p> <p>We also spent a few days at the beginning of the month in San Francisco for the baptism of Mr. Spendypants' godson. Luckily, we didn't have to purchase Catholic apparel for that event.</p> <p>Although we lucked out with free housing from family and friends, the cost of everything from haircuts to food to airfare for those two trips cost $1500. When Mr. Spendypants finally got a chance to balance his books we discovered that we had a whopping $8 to add to the savings challenge. Uhn. At least we didn't have to dip into savings to pay for anything.</p> <p>Better luck in August, maybe?</p> <p><strong>Goal: </strong>$31,000</p> <p><strong>Amount Raised</strong>: $21,506.41</p> <p><strong>Amount Spent:</strong> $12,153.66</p> <p><strong>Amount Left to Go:</strong> $21,647.25</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/max-wong">Max Wong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-2016-budget-challenge-how-to-lose-weight-without-counting-calories">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-7-most-calorie-burning-breakfasts">The 7 Most Calorie-Burning Breakfasts</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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</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/my-2016-budget-challenge-finding-food">My 2016 Budget Challenge: Finding 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/imagine-eating-to-lose-weight-and-save-money">Imagine Eating to Lose Weight (and Save Money)</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/need-to-lose-some-weight-put-some-money-on-it">Need To Lose Some Weight? Put Some Money On It!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Lifestyle budget challenge dieting eating food costs hara hachi bun me losing weight max wongs budget overspending Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:00:08 +0000 Max Wong 1770722 at http://www.wisebread.com Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks http://www.wisebread.com/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eating_donut_000015769114.jpg" alt="Woman eating less sugar with simple tricks" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to be healthier, one of the best things you can do is to cut down on the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/youll-be-surprised-how-much-sugar-these-10-foods-have">amount of sugar</a> you consume daily. Most of us enjoy a sweet treat once in a while. But there are ways you can treat yourself without going overboard on the sugar.</p> <p>The World Health Organization's recommended daily intake of added sugar is about 25 grams for an adult of average body mass. That's not a whole lot, considering that a can of soda can contain up to 40 grams of sugar. Read on for ways to cut down on sugar in your daily diet. Even if you start with just one of these ideas at a time, you'll be doing your body a favor.</p> <h2>1. Eat a Slow-Burning Breakfast</h2> <p>Start your day off right, and stave off mid-morning sugar crashes, by eating a protein and fiber-rich breakfast. Unfortunately, many breakfast foods tend to be packed with sugar &mdash; pastries, waffles, pancakes, sugary cereals, jams and jellies &mdash; so start substituting a more nutritious first meal. A veggie omelet with a slice of whole-wheat toast, or low-sugar yogurt with fruit and chopped nuts, are better options. If you're in a rush, have some hard-boiled eggs ready in the fridge so you can grab an egg and a piece of fruit on your way out the door.</p> <h2>2. Eat Before You Go Out</h2> <p>Eat a healthy meal or snack before going out. You'll be less likely to indulge in a sweet treat because of hunger, and if you're going grocery shopping, you'll be more likely to make rational and healthy choices.</p> <h2>3. Cut Drink Sweetening in Half</h2> <p>My Achilles' heel is sweet drinks. I love having an iced coffee or tea whenever I go out. To cut down on the massive sugar overload such drinks can entail, I've made a habit of always asking for &quot;half the sugar&quot; whenever I indulge in a specialty drink. It has become so routine that a fully-sweetened drink now tastes excessively sweet to me. While I still need to cut down on these indulgences (a Grande Caramel Frappucino from Starbucks contains a whopping 63 grams of sugar! Even with half sugar, that's just not healthy), it at least gets me a step in the right direction.</p> <h2>4. Substitute Unsweetened Alternatives</h2> <p>I realized that part of the reason I loved having a sweet drink whenever I went out was simply the ritual of getting a coffee and carrying it around, whether it was at a morning playdate at the park, or during a shopping trip at the mall. I switched to ordering a black decaf Americano instead of a sweetened drink. Although I'll still sometimes order something sweet, most of the time, it's just black coffee. (Yes, I realize I would save a lot of money if I made it at home, but... baby steps, baby steps.)</p> <h2>5. Make It Yourself</h2> <p>Making your own treats at home means that you can control the sugar content. How about making a commitment to stop buying packaged cookies and making your own instead? You can usually cut out ⅓ to &frac12; of the sugar called for in most recipes without sacrificing flavor.</p> <p>You can also make your own low-sugar, protein-rich granola instead of cereal. Instead of buying sweetened yogurt, add a bit of honey to plain yogurt. And if you (or your kids) are partial to chocolate milk, trying swirling milk, a banana, and some cocoa powder in your blender instead. A friend of mine also makes a raw, sugar-free, <a href="http://www.irunonnutrition.com/2013/06/27/raw-fruit-chia-jam-my-grown-up-pbj/">chia seed jam</a>, which her kids love.</p> <h2>6. Start Reading Labels</h2> <p>If you haven't started reading nutrition labels on the food you buy, now's a good time to start. You'll be shocked at how much sugar is in your favorite foods. Once you know which foods are the biggest culprits, you can start replacing them with lower-sugar alternatives. For example, Honey Nut Cheerios have nine grams of sugar per &frac34; cup serving, but regular Cheerios have one gram per one cup serving. (Yes, the serving sizes are different. The world of nutrition labeling is an imperfect one.) Even so-called &quot;healthy&quot; foods, such as juice, can have an excessive amount of sugar and may need to be limited.</p> <h2>7. Be Aware of Hidden Sugar</h2> <p>Even foods that we don't think of as sweet can contain a lot of added sugar, contributing to your daily quota. That ketchup you dipped your fries in could be chock-full of sugar, as is the BBQ sauce on your ribs or the dressing on your salad. Reading nutrition labels is your friend in these cases &mdash; limit these hidden-sugar foods or substitute them with a no-sugar alternative.</p> <h2>8. Get Sugar Out of the House</h2> <p>It's too much to expect the average person to resist temptation when it invades their own home &mdash; give yourself a fighting chance by keeping added sugar out of the house. Make a rule that sweet treats are just that &mdash; treats &mdash; meant for a special occasion, not for everyday.</p> <h2>9. Stay Hydrated (With Water)</h2> <p>You might feel a bit peckish, but in reality your body is craving hydration. Fill up a water bottle and make a goal to empty it within a certain time frame. With the extra water, chances are you won't feel as hungry (and you won't be reaching for a soda when you get thirsty). If plain water doesn't appeal to you, make a pitcher of cucumber or lemon water to keep in the fridge.</p> <h2>10. Don't Go Cold Turkey</h2> <p>It's okay to allow yourself an occasional treat. You're more likely to be successful in cutting down on sugar if you do it gradually, instead of by cutting it out completely. Perhaps you can allow yourself dessert on weekends, or ice cream as a reward for fulfilling a goal. Once your body gets used to consuming less sugar, you won't crave it as much.</p> <p><em>Do you have any strategies for resisting those sugar urges?</em></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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">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/12-reasons-to-stop-eating-sugar-forever">12 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar Forever</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-smoothie-bowls-you-want-right-now">11 Smoothie Bowls You Want Right Now</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-tricks-to-get-you-drinking-more-water">10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water</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/make-these-5-diet-moves-now-or-youll-regret-it-in-20-years">Make These 5 Diet Moves Now or You&#039;ll Regret It in 20 Years</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-foods-that-will-keep-you-satisfied-for-longer">9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty cutting back dieting eating healthy sugar sweets Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:03:27 +0000 Camilla Cheung 1468451 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Best World Cities for Cheap Eats http://www.wisebread.com/7-best-world-cities-for-cheap-eats <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-best-world-cities-for-cheap-eats" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/paris_maccaroons_000048237306.jpg" alt="Finding the best world city for a frugal foodie" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're like me, you take cuisine into account when you're choosing your travel destinations. I love nothing better than enjoying delicious, authentic food in the country where it was invented. Here are seven world cities to do just that &mdash; and do it with the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-best-cities-for-frugal-foodies">frugal traveler</a> in mind.</p> <h2>1. Naples, Italy</h2> <p>Pizza is practically a food group for me. If you're also a pizza aficionado, then you want to experience it as it was truly intended: a thin crust with just the right balance of chewiness and crunch, decorated with a tomato sauce that's both rich and refreshing, and sprinkled with fresh mozzarella in all its melted glory. All that can be found, with plenty of variations, from a wood-fired oven deep in the heart of Naples.</p> <h2>2. Cape Town, South Africa</h2> <p>While getting to South Africa can be a pricey plane ticket, once you're there it's a very reasonably priced vacation spot. The food and wine are second to none. I enjoyed many a good meal with a small price tag in the foodie mecca of Cape Town. One of my favorites included an ostrich steak and a seemingly bottomless wine glass of Pinotage &mdash; a rich red wine with dark chocolate undertones that is a trademark of the South African wine industry &mdash; all for less than $20 USD.</p> <h2>3. Barcelona, Spain</h2> <p>For me, Spanish cuisine is comfort food. It's approachable, soothing even when spicy, and so satisfying that I could never get tired of it. Barcelona is the culinary gem of Spain, thanks to the many celebrity chefs with worldwide reputations that have taken their inspiration from the rich heritage and its equally rich bounty of staples like olives, jamón, and the freshest fish you can find.</p> <h2>4. Tokyo, Japan</h2> <p>While the ramen phenomenon is relatively new to the U.S., ramen has been a celebrated dish in Japan for many years. The deep and velvety broth, homemade noodles that retain their texture and chewy despite their softness, and the sliced chashu (stewed pork) arranged on top, make ramen a dish best consumed hot and quick in one of the many hole-in-the-wall restaurants on Ramen Street in Tokyo.</p> <h2>5. Cochin, India</h2> <p>While not a usual stop on a trip to India, Cochin is well worth it for the food, alone. Nestled along the west coast in the state of Kerala, it boasts a cuisine that is hard to beat. Its proximity to the freshest spice plantations make all of the food wonderfully flavorful in a way that is difficult to replicate here in the U.S. It also benefits from fresh catches of fish and plenty of fresh tropical produce. While I was there, I never paid more than $15, even for the most extravagant authentic meals.</p> <h2>6. Paris, France</h2> <p>Paris is one of those cities that draws you in with its charm, ease, and overwhelming beauty. Its food scene is almost unbeatable. I spent hours there seeking out the best chocolate croissant, admiring the pastry windows that are true works of art, consuming pomme frites by the plateful, and scarfing down as much cheese atop baguette slices as I could. For foodies, Paris is paradise and it doesn't cost nearly as much as I expected.</p> <h2>7. New York City</h2> <p>While the other cities in this article are international, I just couldn't write an article about food in good conscience without including New York City. No matter what kind of food you want or what hour you want it, you can find it and have it delivered right to your door. And while just about everything in else in New York City costs an outrageous amount of money, the best food doesn't. It's found in the tiny neighborhood joints, still owned and operated by people from other countries who brought their incredible culture to New York City in search of a better life. Eating in New York is a spiritual experience and it remains my favorite foodie city in the world.</p> <p><em>Have your travels led you to incredible frugal foodie finds? Please share your recommendations in the comments below.</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? 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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/4-secrets-to-eating-great-food-for-cheap-while-traveling">4 Secrets to Eating Great Food for Cheap While Traveling</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-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling">The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling</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/anyone-can-spend-less-for-food">Anyone Can Spend Less for 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/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> <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/11-incredible-unesco-world-heritage-sites-right-here-in-the-us">11 Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites Right Here in the U.S.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Travel Cheap Food culture eating foodies Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:00:27 +0000 Christa Avampato 1467925 at http://www.wisebread.com Why Scientists Say You Should Be Committing the 7 Deadly Sins http://www.wisebread.com/why-scientists-say-you-should-be-committing-the-7-deadly-sins <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/why-scientists-say-you-should-be-committing-the-7-deadly-sins" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_sins_000034919106.jpg" alt="Happy couple committing seven deadly sins because science says so" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sinning ain't what it used to be. Past societies considered many things to be sinful that we would let slide or even celebrate today. And if one were to take every line in the Bible as law, you would never get a tattoo, gossip, or wear a goatee.</p> <p>But could the big baddies &mdash; the Seven Deadly Sins &mdash; ever be considered good for you? Turns out in one way or another, science supports some version of all of them.</p> <h2>1. Pride</h2> <p>Pride's developed a bad rep in years past, but nowadays we're always being told we should have pride in ourselves, our school team, and even our ethnicity. So which is it?</p> <p>Apparently both, according to laboratory research by psychologists Jessica Tracy and Richard Robins, who isolated two distinct forms of price: hubris (bad) and &quot;authentic pride&quot; (good). People who exhibit authentic pride value hard work and tend to be engaged with life. And did you know that Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook to <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pride-it-brings-out-the-best-and-worst-in-humans/">boost his pride</a>?</p> <h2>2. Greed</h2> <p>&quot;Greed is healthy,&quot; alpha trader (and later convicted felon and Gordon Gekko inspiration) Ivan Boesky famously told UC Berkeley grads. But is it really?</p> <p>Greed is an easy sin to condemn, in part because it's so easy to hate people who have taken more than their share. Look up Forbes' list of billionaires and ask yourself how fond you feel of each of those individuals. Any of the super rich who are well liked probably get their following from donating large portions of their wealth &mdash; an apparent <em>lack</em> of greed.</p> <p>But let's be honest: We're biologically programmed to go out and get what we need. &quot;Greed is what gets you and me out of our beds and off to work. It's what keeps us out of debt and saving for our retirement,&quot; <a href="http://wealthpilgrim.com/is-greed-good/">certified financial planner</a> Neal Frankle wrote.</p> <p>Greed is almost always good for the individual that feels it, but it could be bad for the individual's society, writes Washington State University communications professor Richard F. Taflinger. But laws that constrain individual greed too much could also be harmful, because people whose greed isn't rewarded can lose the will to work. Look at all the failed communes out there.</p> <p>&quot;Unrestrained greed is detrimental to society; unrestrained disapproval of greed is detrimental to society. People attempt to find a balance between biological imperative and social necessity,&quot; Taflinger writes.</p> <h2>3. Envy</h2> <p>Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D. and author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605093513/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1605093513&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=TLF3PCEGVBVPC4T2">Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction</a>, counsels that we can harness feelings of envy or jealousy to push us forward in our careers.</p> <p>&quot;Envy can open up doors you never saw or were afraid to walk through before. Jealousy can lead you to treasure things and people you might have taken for granted,&quot; Reynolds writes in <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wander-woman/201103/envy-can-be-good-you">Psychology Today</a>.</p> <p>For instance, if you find yourself feeling envious of a colleague who won an award for something you also do, ask yourself what you can learn from your colleague's success? What is she doing that you're not?</p> <h2>4. Wrath</h2> <p>Carnegie Mellon psychologist Jennifer Lerner studied anger by forcing test subjects to count backwards by sevens on camera, and making them start over every time they goofed. People who exhibited fear showed higher biological signs of stress than <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-bad-habits-that-are-actually-good-for-you">people who showed anger</a>. And as any woman who has given birth probably knows, another sign of wrath, letting loose a few expletives, is <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-swear/">clinically proven to relieve pain</a>.</p> <p>So shout, shout, get it all out. It's healthy!</p> <h2>5. Lust</h2> <p>You might have already heard that <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sex-drugs-rock-n-roll-and-other-surprisingly-healthy-activities">sex is good for you</a> when you're in a committed relationship; it's aerobic, reduces stress, and so forth. But that's boring old &quot;in a relationship&quot; sex. What about <em>lusty</em> sex? As in, outside a relationship sex?</p> <p>Turns out that how hooking up affects people's wellbeing depends on their motivation for hooking up. According to New York University and Cornell researchers, undergrads who &quot;slept around&quot; actually <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/casual-sex-study_n_5522421.html">felt better after sex</a> &mdash; as long as they were hooking up for positive reasons like the fun of it. If they were engaging in revenge sex or had been pressured into the act, the emotional consequences were negative.</p> <h2>6. Gluttony</h2> <p>In the history of mankind, stuffing as much as we could down our gullets was surely the way to go.</p> <p>&quot;Binging was probably useful in our evolutionary past, when food was scarce and our ancestors needed to eat as much as possible after they came across a berry patch or brought down a fresh kill on the hunt,&quot; writes Karen Schrock Simring in &quot;<a href="https://ntp.neuroscience.wisc.edu/documents/Briand_Baldo_Article_for_website.pdf">Accidental Gluttons</a>&quot; for Scientific American.</p> <p>But now that an era of plenty has exposed residents of the world's wealthy nations to the dangers of obesity and diabetes? We can only say that scientists would advise you to be a glutton for the right foods. If you're going to indulge, at least <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-indulgent-desserts-that-are-actually-good-for-you">indulge in some nutrients</a> you might otherwise be lacking.</p> <h2>7. Sloth</h2> <p>Do coworkers give you the evil eye because you take a break for a personal phone call, or a nap on the lobby couch mid-afternoon? You might need to find a lower-profile place to nap, but don't stop taking breaks.</p> <p>A study from the journal Cognition showed that taking even the briefest of breaks can <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208131529.htm">improve your performance</a> on tasks, meaning that when you look like you're slacking, you're probably gearing up to outperform your nose-to-the-grindstone co-workers.</p> <p>The <a href="http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/napping?page=0%2C1">benefits of naps</a> are well documented. The National Sleep Foundation acknowledges that nappers may be burdened with the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-why-science-says-its-okay-to-be-lazy">stigma of being lazy</a> or having low standards, but asserts that if we get past that, many of us &mdash; especially shift workers and long-distance drivers &mdash; can really benefit from a 10-minute nap now and then.</p> <p><em>Do you regularly run afoul of these sins? For good or ill?</em></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/why-scientists-say-you-should-be-committing-the-7-deadly-sins">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-7"> <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/flashback-friday-42-ways-the-7-deadly-sins-are-keeping-you-poor">Flashback Friday: 42 Ways the 7 Deadly Sins Are Keeping You Poor</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-seven-deadly-sins-of-consumerism-and-the-frugal-redemption">The seven deadly sins of consumerism (and the frugal redemption).</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-rise-above-financial-jealousy">How to Rise Above Financial Jealousy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-envy-is-keeping-you-poor">6 Ways Envy Is Keeping You Poor</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/7-ways-pride-is-keeping-you-poor">7 Ways Pride Is Keeping You Poor</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks eating greed jealousy lust napping pride seven deadly sins sinning Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:00:10 +0000 Carrie Kirby 1386090 at http://www.wisebread.com The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling http://www.wisebread.com/the-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_vacation_000025633555.jpg" alt="Young couple trying to cut food costs while traveling" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2001, as we deplaned on Maui, my husband was handed a survey from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. It sought our assistance in tracking daily vacation spending. As a CPA, he took to it like a duck to water, and as we went from restaurant, to activity, to luau, he tracked every last cent we spent. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-youre-paying-too-much-for-when-you-travel-and-how-to-pay-less?ref=seealso">10 Things You're Paying Too Much for When You Travel</a>)</p> <p>Scrutinizing the cost of the activities and meals so closely made us spend less money than we may have been inclined to on that trip, but it also altered our spending habits on all vacations thereafter. After finding the best deals on tickets and lodging, we tackled daily food costs. Below are our tips for saving money on those.</p> <p>A caveat, though: Dining in great restaurants and trying out new foods are often part of your travel adventure. If you find yourself eating a peanut-butter sandwich in your hotel room in Chicago instead of a street-vendor hot dog or a deep-dish pizza, I think you are missing out. Better to save a larger travel fund than to miss out on a fun part of the experience.</p> <p>Here are 14 ways to save on food costs while traveling. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-secrets-to-eating-great-food-for-cheap-while-traveling?ref=seealso">4 Secrets to Eating Great Food for Cheap While Traveling</a>)</p> <h2>1. Choose an Apartment Instead of a Hotel</h2> <p>This tip is at the top of my list, because it is so much cheaper to eat in than rely on restaurants. However, if you don't like to cook, and part of &quot;vacation&quot; means a break from the kitchen, this suggestion is not for you. If you do like to cook, though, look for condo advertisement comments where people have mentioned &quot;well-stocked kitchens.&quot; This is usually code for decent knives, pots and pans, cooking oils, and seasonings. Also, look for condos that have outdoor grills. Grilling adds to that vacation-y feeling and shares the cooking workload.</p> <p>I usually make a shopping list on the plane or in the car, hit a grocery store when we arrive at our destination, and then go unpack. I wouldn't suggest that you eat every single meal at a condo, lest you miss out on local restaurants and foods, but this will give you a big savings over needing to frequent restaurants three times a day.</p> <h2>2. Look for Hotels With Refrigerators</h2> <p>If you can't do the above, let's hope your hotel has a small refrigerator. If so, you can at least store some milk for cereal, juice, yogurt, etc. for in-room breakfasts. Many hotels also have microwaves, which is another bonus.</p> <h2>3. Stock Your Own Alcohol</h2> <p>We live in a cruise ship port town. Guess where a lot of folks head during shore excursions? To Walmart, to buy booze. Cruise or resort bar prices are going to be considerably higher than what you'll pay if you pick it up yourself. While it's nice to have the occasional drink out for the vacation ambiance, it will also add up quickly if you spend a lot of time in bars.</p> <h2>4. Camp!</h2> <p>Not everyone loves to camp, I realize &mdash; but if you do, it's a really inexpensive way to go. And what's better than bacon and fresh trout with coffee in the morning? If you like just a little more luxury in the great outdoors, consider a KOA Deluxe Cabin which has a kitchen, or an RV rental. Camping food is, by its very nature, cheap! Think about hot dogs, pork and beans, pancakes and of course &mdash; s'mores.</p> <h2>5. Eat Lunch in Restaurants, Instead of Dinner</h2> <p>My husband and I rarely go out for dinner, but we frequently go out to lunch because it is considerably cheaper. Although the menu choices or portions aren't as large, we never feel limited. Often, we find that the same menus are featured for both lunch and dinner &mdash; the former is just much lower-priced.</p> <h2>6. Picnic</h2> <p>My mother was a champion picnic-er and made terrific salads, fried chicken, snacks, and soups in thermoses. We'd just pick a pretty spot and pull the station wagon over. It also gives everyone time to stretch their legs, take some pictures, and relax (while saving money). It's also fun to pack a lunch and head to an area park. Many even have barbecues available.</p> <h2>7. Take Advantage of the &quot;Continental Breakfast&quot;</h2> <p>Many hotels now offer free breakfast as part of the deal, so you might as well take advantage of it. While cereal and muffins may be the only fare at some, higher-end places have eggs to order and trays of bacon. I usually grab a few pieces of fruit to snack on later, too.</p> <h2>8. Eat Local Foods</h2> <p>As the saying goes, &quot;When in Rome...&quot; Food grown locally will be the most inexpensive, and usually at its best. This doesn't just mean produce, though &mdash; think of the inexpensive, ubiquitous musubi in Hawaii, street tacos in Southern California, or gyros from stands in New York. Keep the travel adventure going by trying new (and often inexpensive) foods.</p> <h2>9. Check Out the Appetizer Menu</h2> <p>Want to try a restaurant, but are frightened off by the dinner prices? Check out the appetizer menu. The prices are lower, the portions often generous, and you'll still enjoy the restaurant ambiance.</p> <h2>10. Look for Deals</h2> <p>Try <a href="http://www.groupon.com/">Groupon</a>, <a href="https://www.livingsocial.com">LivingSocial</a>, or check a coupon book for restaurant deals. Or, try giving the restaurant a call to see if they offer an &quot;early bird&quot; or &quot;kids eat free&quot; special.</p> <h2>11. Ask a Local</h2> <p>Don't be bashful! Somebody who lives where you are traveling is probably your best bet for finding cheap, great eats.</p> <h2>12. Read Up on Restaurants</h2> <p>Do some homework before you go. Check the area's local paper, blogs, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.</p> <h2>13. Any Food Trucks Around?</h2> <p>Want great food in a casual atmosphere? Find a food truck. Take it to go, or find a spot to picnic. <a href="http://roaminghunger.com/">Roaming Hunger</a> will help you find the trucks!</p> <h2>14. Buy in Bulk</h2> <p>Even when traveling, if we're staying in a place with a kitchen, we seek out a nearby Costco or a Sam's Club. There are items we know we'll want (such as eggs, beer, bagels, or muffins) every day.</p> <p><em>How do you save on food costs while traveling?</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this post? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%2014%20Best%20Ways%20to%20Cut%20Food%20Costs%20While%20Traveling.jpg&amp;description=The%2014%20Best%20Ways%20to%20Cut%20Food%20Costs%20While%20Traveling" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%2014%20Best%20Ways%20to%20Cut%20Food%20Costs%20While%20Traveling.jpg" width="250" height="374" alt="" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling">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-worlds-most-affordable-michelin-starred-restaurants">The World&#039;s Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurants</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/should-you-go-on-vacation-while-youre-in-debt">Should You Go on Vacation While You&#039;re in Debt?</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/these-15-road-trip-snacks-make-it-all-about-the-journey">These 15 Road Trip Snacks Make It All About the Journey</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-fool-proof-ways-to-stay-within-your-travel-budget">7 Fool-Proof Ways to Stay Within Your Travel 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/7-best-world-cities-for-cheap-eats">7 Best World Cities for Cheap Eats</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Travel byob dining eating restaurants saving money vacation Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:06 +0000 Marla Walters 1379755 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: The Cheap Eats Edition http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-the-cheap-eats-edition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-the-cheap-eats-edition" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/eating-iStock_000009969295Small_0.jpg" alt="eating" title="eating" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="142" /></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 some of the best articles from around the web on ways to keep your food expenses low.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/cheap-and-easy-food-to-make/">98 Cheap and Easy Foods to Make Under 5 Bucks!</a> &mdash; Did you know you can make breakfast burritos and French Onion soup for under $5? [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysavingmom.com/2012/03/how-to-afford-organic-foods-on-a-budget-2.html">How to Afford Organic Food on a Budget</a> &mdash; Afford organic food on a budget by planting a garden or joining a CSA. [Money Saving Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Items-Dont-Expire-23603961">10 Grocery Items With a Long Shelf Life</a> &mdash; Vinegar can last indefinitely, while canned soda can last for about a year. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/the-frugal-shopper/2014/02/21/5-ways-to-save-money-at-restaurants">5 Ways to Save Money at Restaurants</a> &mdash; Taking advantage of happy hour deals can help you save the next time you dine out. [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalconfessions.com/food/helping-to-make-one-grocery-trip-last-two-weeks.php">Helping to Make One Grocery Trip Last Two Weeks</a> &mdash; To make one grocery trip last two weeks, cook with squash and make pesto. [Frugal Confessions]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/save-money-at-the-grocery-store/">Save Money at the Grocery Store</a> &mdash; Planning out your meals for at least a week can help you save at the grocery store. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/what-should-and-shouldnt-i-microwave-1532532172">What Should and Shouldn't I Microwave?</a> &mdash; It's ok to microwave food in glass containers, but not aluminum foil. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/money-saving-barbecue-menu-ideas/">Money-Saving Barbecue Menu Ideas</a> &mdash; Gourmet hotdogs are a frugal and fun barbecue menu option. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/5-ways-to-enjoy-eating-out-without-spending-a-lot-on-food">5 Ways to Enjoy Eating Out Without Spending a Lot on Food</a> &mdash; To dine out frugally, go for a picnic or attend a local Farmer's Market. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/top-10-resources-for-delicious-and-nutritious-baby-food-recipes">Top 10 Resources for Delicious and Nutritious Baby Food</a> &mdash; Weelicious.com and NurtureBaby.com are a couple great places where you can find nutritious baby food. [Parenting Squad]</p> <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/best-money-tips-the-cheap-eats-edition">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/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling">The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</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/tips-for-eating-out-cheaply">Tips For Eating Out Cheaply</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/ugggh-hic-i-justss-gotta-eat-somehicthing-my-top-10-homemade-drunk-snacks">Ugggh, (hic) I justss gotta eat some(hic)thing; my top 10 homemade drunk snacks.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips cheap dining eating Food Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1146781 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Eat Well on the Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-eat-well-on-the-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-eat-well-on-the-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/food-886291-small.jpg" alt="vegetables" title="vegetables" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></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 some fantastic articles on eating well on the cheap, saving on airline fees, and the best and worst cities for savers.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/the-frugal-shopper/2014/05/20/4-ways-to-eat-well-on-the-cheap?int=a64b09">4 Ways to Eat Well on the Cheap</a> &mdash; Growing your own food can help you eat well on the cheap. [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/05/19/how-to-save-money-on-airline-fees/">How to save money on airline fees</a> &mdash; To save money on airline fees, decide what your priorities are when you fly. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fkmm45jddm/the-best-cities-for-savers/?ss=personalfinance">The 10 Best And 8 Worst Cities For Savers</a> &mdash; Chicago is one of the best cities for savers, while Boston is one of the worst. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/4-inexpensive-ways-to-enjoy-a-holiday-weekend/">4 Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy a Weekend Holiday</a> &mdash; Planning day trips or take on an interesting project at home are a couple inexpensive ways to enjoy a holiday weekend. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyontrees.ca/10-ways-save-big-day/">10 Ways to Save on Your Big Day</a> &mdash; Making your own wedding cake is just one way to save on your big day. [Money On Trees]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Create-Wedding-Planning-Binder-23447489">The Organized Bride: Guide to Creating Your Own Wedding Planning Binder</a> &mdash; Having a three-ring binder with dividers can help brides create their own wedding planning binder. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/4-myths-can-slow-your-career-momentum">4 Myths That Can Slow Your Career Momentum</a> &mdash; Thinking you will be rewarded consistently for the excellence of your job performance can slow your career momentum. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/05/is-craigslist-really-free/">Is Craigslist Really Free?</a> &mdash; Did you know that people who post jobs on Craigslist in San Francisco pay $75 per job category? [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/05/20/the-only-two-things-you-need-to-remember-about-funeral-costs/">The only two things you need to remember about funeral costs</a> &mdash; Remember that when it comes to funeral costs, get a fair price by only buying the goods and services you want. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/swimming-safety-tips">Swimming Safety Tips</a> &mdash; Learning CPR can help keep your kids safe when they swim this summer. [Parenting Squad]</p> <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/best-money-tips-ways-to-eat-well-on-the-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</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/ugggh-hic-i-justss-gotta-eat-somehicthing-my-top-10-homemade-drunk-snacks">Ugggh, (hic) I justss gotta eat some(hic)thing; my top 10 homemade drunk snacks.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips cheap eating Food Fri, 23 May 2014 09:00:27 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1140111 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Eating Healthy on a Slim Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-eating-healthy-on-a-slim-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-eating-healthy-on-a-slim-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/eating-5081329-small.jpg" alt="breakfast" title="breakfast" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></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 some fantastic articles on eating healthy on a slim budget, tips for finding low airfare, and home upgrades to raise your property value.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/05/06/eating-healthy-on-a-slim-budget/">Eating healthy on a slim budget</a> &mdash; If you want to eat healthy on a small budget, remember it's OK to buy healthy meat and shop sales. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Find-Cheap-Airfare-34644991">12 Tips for Finding Low Airfare</a> &mdash; Use Twitter and airfare alerts by email to find low airfares. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/real-estate/5-easy-home-upgrades-to-raise-your-property-value.html">5 Easy Home Upgrades To Raise Your Property Value</a> &mdash; Getting rid of your popcorn ceiling can raise your property value. [Cash the Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/05/cost-of-average-wedding-almost-30000.html">Cost of Average Wedding Almost $30,000</a> &mdash;- The average food and venue costs for a wedding is over $13,000. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/saving-money-at-the-movies-15-ways-to-get-discounts-on-movie-tickets/">Saving Money at the Movies - 15 Ways to Get Discounts on Movie Tickets</a> &mdash; Buying in bulk or going to the drive in can help you save on movie tickets. [More with Less Today]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.budgetblonde.com/2014/05/07/big-income-increase/">What to Do with a Big Income Increase</a> &mdash; If you get an increase in income, before you do anything with it calculate your expenses with no lifestyle upgrades. [Budget Blonde]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id660-18-astounding-things-you-didnt-know-about-money.html">18 Astounding Facts You Didn't Know About Money</a> &mdash; Did you know the first and oldest form of money used by men was cattle? [Len Penzo dot Com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/05/8-unique-summer-jobs-for-teens/">8 Unique (and Fun) Summer Jobs for Teens</a> &mdash; Teens can consider being a Craigslist lister as a fun and unique summer job. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/simple-ways-for-dads-to-celebrate-mothers-day">Simple Ways for Dads to Celebrate Mother's Day</a> &mdash; Dads can celebrate Mother's Day by doing something out of the ordinary. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/05/07/wills-that-leave-values-not-valuables/">Wills that leave values, not valuables</a> &mdash; Have you ever heard of a legacy letter? [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <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/best-money-tips-eating-healthy-on-a-slim-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/10-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips eating Food healthy Fri, 09 May 2014 08:48:44 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1138536 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer http://www.wisebread.com/9-foods-that-will-keep-you-satisfied-for-longer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-foods-that-will-keep-you-satisfied-for-longer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/breakfast-122464542.jpg" alt="woman eating" title="woman eating" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the toughest things about working to maintain or lose weight is the constant feeling of hunger. You try to eat less throughout the day, but find yourself <em>starving</em> by the time your next meal comes around. So then you end up snacking, or eating too much when you shouldn't. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-painless-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-eating-less?ref=seealso">How to Trick Yourself Into Eating Less</a>)</p> <p>The key to avoiding this problem is to eat foods that help you feel fuller for a longer period of time.</p> <p>Nutritionists and dieticians refer to something called &quot;satiety.&quot; In essence, it's how full a food makes you feel, and how long it takes to digest. Foods with higher satiety factors will prevent you from feeling hungry too soon and will help you cut down on snacking, or overeating at your next meal.</p> <p>The &quot;<a href="http://www.mendosa.com/satiety.htm">Satiety Index</a>&quot; was created by researcher and nutrition author Susanna Holt, who rated food satiety on a scale with white bread receiving a baseline score of 100.</p> <p>In general, foods that are high in protein tend to have a higher satiety. A little bit of fat also helps. Some of this is common sense. We all probably know from experience that an apple will last longer in your stomach than a donut will. (Guess which one will last longer around your waist.) But there are some foods with staying power that you may not have considered. Here's a good list of foods that will keep you feeling full. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/beyond-beef-tasty-frugal-protein?ref=seealso">Tasty, Frugal Protein</a>)</p> <h2>Potatoes</h2> <h3>Satiety: 323%</h3> <p>I love the versatility of the potato. Have some home fries or hash browns for breakfast and you'll last until noon, no problem. A baked potato for lunch will sustain you until dinner. According to Holt's study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a 240-calorie portion of a boiled potato is more than three times more satisfying than a similar portion of white bread, making it one of the highest-rated foods on the satiety index.</p> <h2>Fish</h2> <h3>Satiety: 225%</h3> <p>The health effects of fish are well known. Lots of vitamins and Omega-3s, while being low in saturated fat. But did you know <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16482079">fish will also help you feel fuller</a>, longer? In one study performed by researchers in Sweden, people who ate fish for lunch ate 11% less at dinnertime than other test subjects who ate beef. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-buy-and-prepare-fresh-fish?ref=seealso">How to Buy and Prepare Fresh Fish</a>)</p> <h2>Oatmeal</h2> <h3>Satiety: 209%</h3> <p>A big canister of quick oats can be your best friend in the morning. I eat oatmeal every day, and it usually sticks with me all the way to lunch. Add some raisins or even nuts for some extra staying power. Oatmeal has a satiety score of more than 200, meaning it's twice as satisfying as bread.</p> <h2>Beef</h2> <h3>Satiety: 176%</h3> <p>Doctors say you should limit your intake of red meat, but the occasional small steak or burger won't kill you. Beef takes some work for the stomach to digest, so you'll feel nice and full for a while after a meal.</p> <h2>Eggs, Particularly If They Are Boiled</h2> <h3>Satiety: 150%</h3> <p>Packed with protein, eggs can be a great start to your day. You can leave out the yolk and still have about 4 grams of protein in one large egg. I find that if you hard-boil or soft-boil the egg, it will take longer to digest and you won't feel hungry for a while. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-make-perfectly-cooked-eggs?ref=seealso">Perfectly Cooked Eggs</a>)</p> <h2>Beans</h2> <h3>Satiety: About 150%, depending on the bean</h3> <p>Legumes like black beans, lima beans, and kidney beans are filled with protein and fiber, so they'll take a while to digest. A great three-bean salad can be a very satisfying lunch. Beans are inexpensive and filled with other nutrients, too. What more can you ask for?</p> <h2>&quot;Brown&quot; Food</h2> <h3>Satiety: 132% (brown rice), 154% (whole grain bread), 188% (brown pasta)</h3> <p>If you want to eat bread, go for whole wheat or whole grain bread. Brown rice will assuage your appetite better than white rice. And brown pasta will last longer than white pasta.</p> <h2>Cheese</h2> <h3>Satiety: 146%</h3> <p>It's high in fat, so you don't want to eat too much. But higher fat, combined with its high protein, means it will take longer to work its way through your digestive system. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/milking-it-5-easy-homemade-cheeses?ref=seealso">5 Easy Homemade Cheeses</a>)</p> <h2>Fruit, Especially Apples and Oranges</h2> <h3>Satiety: 115-200%, depending on the fruit</h3> <p>Fruit is usually packed with protein and fiber that takes a while to digest. But not all fruits digest at the same rate. According to the satiety index, apples and oranges are your best bet. Bananas are hugely healthy, but won't stick with you as long.</p> <p><em>What foods fill you up? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tim-lemke">Tim Lemke</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-foods-that-will-keep-you-satisfied-for-longer">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/10-health-foods-that-are-actually-making-you-fatter">10 Health Foods That Are Actually Making You Fatter</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-supposedly-unhealthy-foods-that-are-actually-good-for-you">8 Supposedly Unhealthy Foods That Are Actually Good for You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-foods-scientifically-proven-to-make-you-more-beautiful">7 Foods Scientifically Proven to Make You (More) Beautiful</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/5-foods-that-help-you-fight-fat">5 Foods That Help You Fight Fat</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/10-tricks-to-get-you-drinking-more-water">10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Health and Beauty eating filling food healthy food weight loss Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:30:34 +0000 Tim Lemke 1130859 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Eat Healthy During the Holidays http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-eat-healthy-during-the-holidays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-eat-healthy-during-the-holidays" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-459280929.jpg" alt="holiday meal" title="holiday meal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></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 some stellar articles on eating healthy during the holidays, DIY gifts you can make in 15 minutes, and reducing healthcare costs in the New Year.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/eat-healthy-during-holidays">How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays</a> &mdash; Don't stand next to the snack table! [Real Simple]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/15-Minute-DIYs-33077503">10 DIY Gifts You Can Make in 15 Minutes (or Less!)</a> &mdash; Need a DIY holiday gift? Make coffee pods or soothing milk bath. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/reduce-healthcare-costs/">How to Reduce Healthcare Costs in the New Year</a> &mdash; To reduce your healthcare costs next year, take advantage of flexible savings accounts. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-tips-for-setting-limits-of-grandparents-giving-at-the-holidays">6 Tips for Setting Limits of Grandparents Giving at the Holidays</a> &mdash; When trying to limit grandparent giving during the holidays, send them gift ideas to keep them from giving too much. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/christmas-gift-ideas-for-children/">15 Fantastic Financial Christmas Gift Ideas for Children</a> &mdash; Consider getting the children in your life a piggy bank or a college savings account for Christmas. [PT Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/11/11dec26f.cfm?slider">Setting Monetary Goals</a> &mdash; When setting monetary goals for yourself, make them flexible and tell someone about them so you are held accountable. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/financial-backup-plan/">Having a Financial Backup Plan</a> &mdash; It is important to have a financial backup plan in case you get sick or lose your job. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/last-minute-christmas-ideas-dont-suck/">4 Last Minute Christmas Ideas That Don't Suck</a> &mdash; In need of a last minute Christmas gift? Consider creating your own gift basket! [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/more-confident-investor-educate-yourself/">Want to Be a More Confident Investor? Educate Yourself</a> &mdash; To be a more confident investor, learn how to invest with dollar cost averaging. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/12/tipping-is-out-of-control.html">Tipping is Out of Control</a> &mdash; Did you know people are now tipping flight attendants? [Free Money Finance]</p> <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/best-money-tips-eat-healthy-during-the-holidays">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-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-spend-less-on-your-significant-other-and-not-get-killed">9 Ways to Spend Less on Your Significant Other (And Not Get Killed!)</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/25-ways-to-slow-down-and-actually-appreciate-the-holidays">25 Ways to Slow Down and Actually Appreciate the Holidays</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/power9-9-habits-of-the-worlds-healthiest-people">Power9: 9 Habits of the World&#039;s Healthiest People</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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple 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/back-to-reality-coming-down-after-the-holidays">Back to Reality: Coming Down after the Holidays</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> General Tips best money tips eating healthy Holidays Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:02:02 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1102158 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Healthy Eating on a Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-healthy-eating-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-healthy-eating-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/eating-4249078-small.jpg" alt="eating" title="eating" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></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 some fantastic articles on eating healthy on a budget, creating a work-friendly wardrobe, and getting closer to your dreams.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/10-tips-for-healthy-eating-on-a-budget/">10 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget</a> &mdash; If you want to eat healthy on a budget, eat more grains and beans. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-create-a-work-friendly-wardrobe-on-a-budget-825337978">How Can I Create a Work-Friendly Wardrobe on a Budget?</a> &mdash; To create a work-friendly wardrobe without breaking the bank, invest in quality pieces you will wear regularly. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2013/07/19-steps-to-get-closer-to-your-dreams/">19 Steps to Get Closer to Your Dreams</a> &mdash; Being the early bird and learning a new skill can help you get closer to your dreams. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fatwallet.com/blog/is-it-worth-keeping-your-old-car/">Is It Worth Keeping Your Old Car?</a> &mdash; When deciding whether or not to keep your old car, take into consideration car payments and insurance expenses.[FatWallet.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/invest-in-yourself/">5 Life-Changing Ways to Invest in Yourself and See Big Returns</a> &mdash; Invest in yourself by saving some cash and getting a business coach. [Careful Cents]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/the-hidden-costs-of-job-hunting/">The Hidden Costs of Job Hunting</a> &mdash; When you are looking for a job, be prepared for transportation and wardrobe expenses. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2013/07/are-fees-and-charges-draining-your-bank.html">Are Fees And Charges Draining Your Bank Account? Use These Tips To Save Money at the Bank.</a> &mdash; Monitoring your accounts and declining unwanted extras can help you save money at the bank. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Surprising-Things-Cause-Stress-31010213">7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know Were Stressing You Out</a> &mdash; Did you know that booze and venting can make you feel stressed out? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/07/19/5-ways-to-get-everything-you-truly-need/">5 Ways to Get Everything You Truly Need</a> &mdash; Dedicating your time to meaningful work will help you get everything you truly need. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/node/2335">6 Tips to Turn Toddler's &quot;I Can't&quot; Into &quot;I Can&quot;</a> &mdash; If you want to turn your toddler's &quot;I can't&quot; into &quot;I cans,&quot; keep things simple and keep them focused. [Parenting Squad]</p> <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/best-money-tips-healthy-eating-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-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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</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/10-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/15-easy-and-delicious-ice-cream-substitutes">15 Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Substitutes</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-shop-for-food-cheaply-without-a-tedious-grocery-list">Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-easy-and-delicious-granola-recipes">20 Easy and Delicious Granola Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips budget eating healthy Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:00:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980833 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy and Inexpensively http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-and-inexpensively <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-and-inexpensively" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4095523235_d5f2505522_z.jpg" alt="How to Eat Healthy &amp; Inexpensively" title="How to Eat Healthy &amp; Inexpensively" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></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 some great articles on eating healthy and inexpensively, ways for teens to make money, and ideas for cheap holiday fun!</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/how-to-eat-healthy/">How to Eat Healthy &amp; Inexpensively</a> &mdash; To eat healthy and inexpensively, shop late at night. [The Digerati Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/11/20/more-ways-for-teens-to-make-money/">More Ways for Teens to Make Money</a> &mdash; If your teen is looking to make money, he or she should consider running a laundry service. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com/cheap-holiday-fun/">28 Ideas For Cheap Holiday Fun</a> &mdash; Have some cheap holiday fun by going on a treasure hunt in your attic or basement. [Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/11/19/how-badly-would-a-disaster-affect-you/">How badly would a disaster affect you?</a> &mdash; One of the first things you should consider when thinking about how badly a disaster would affect you is the location of your home. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/tips-for-first-time-home-buyers/">Tips for First Time Home Buyers</a> &mdash; Are you a first time home buyer? If so, be prepared to compromise. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/40-frugal-freezer-meals/">40 Frugal Freezer Meals</a> &mdash; To avoid having to go to the drive thru for dinner, have pizza kits and hearty soups ready to go in your freezer. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Affordable-Fathers-Day-Gifts-17860222">17 Affordable Presents For Dad</a> &mdash; If you need a present for your dad this holiday season, consider getting him a touch-up hair groomer. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mjh45gdjg/how-to-start-a-conversation-about-estate-planning/">How To Start A Conversation About Estate Planning</a> &mdash; Make sure to choose the right moment before starting a conversation about estate planning. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/11/the-key-numbers-that-make-or-break-your-retirement-security.html">The Key Numbers That Make Or Break Your Retirement Security</a> &mdash; Your percentage of income saved versus income spent can make or break your retirement security. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/4-things-to-watch-out-for-when-you-go-shopping/">4 Things to Watch Out For When You Go Shopping</a> &mdash; When you go shopping, be sure to watch out for gift card fees. [BeingFrugal.net]</p> <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/best-money-tips-how-to-eat-healthy-and-inexpensively">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-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</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/eat-less-sugar-with-these-10-simple-tricks">Eat Less Sugar With These 10 Simple Tricks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips eating Food healthy inexpensive Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 957657 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Eat Well for Less http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-eat-well-for-less <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-eat-well-for-less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5580989120_9250fbd859_z.jpg" alt="Eat Well For Less" title="Eat Well For Less" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></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 some fantastic articles on eating well for less, Black Friday 2012 deals, and making your Christmas budget go farther.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/9-winning-ways-eat-well-for-less/">9 Winning Ways Eat Well For Less</a> &mdash; Eat well for less by stocking dried beans and buying in bulk. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/2012/10/22/black-friday-2012-deals-ads-and-sales/">Black Friday 2012 deals, ads, and sales</a> &mdash; If you are looking for the lowdown on Black Friday deals, ads, and sales, Bargain Babe has what you are looking for! [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://howsmarriedlife.net/how-to-make-your-christmas-budget-go-further">How to Make Your Christmas Budget Go Further</a> &mdash; To make your Christmas budget go further, shop with precision. [How's Married Life?]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/11/best-ways-to-make-extra-money-sell-yourself.html">Best Ways to Make Extra Money: Sell Yourself</a> &mdash; Want to make some extra money? Donate blood plasma or bone marrow. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/lifestyle-inflation/">7 Lifestyle Inflation Choices That You Can Do Without</a> &mdash; You can live without cable TV and fancy gadgets. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.greenpandatreehouse.com/2012/11/how-you-can-learn-without-a-formal-education/">How You Can Learn Without a Formal Education</a> &mdash; Learn without a formal education by pursuing an entrepreneurial project. [Green Panda Treehouse]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/what-is-a-good-debt-to-income-ratio/">What is a Good Debt to Income Ratio?</a> &mdash; The ideal debt to income ratio is 0%, but aim to be below 35%. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/What-Wear-Work-Holiday-Party-25841928">Do's And Don'ts Of Dressing For A Work Party</a> &mdash; When dressing for a work party, don't wear anything revealing. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-thanksgiving-themed-baby-showers">4 Thanksgiving - Themed Baby Showers</a> &mdash; If you are planning a baby shower around Thanksgiving time, give it a pilgrim theme. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/five-tips-for-making-small-business-saturday-a-success/">Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success</a> &mdash; Make Small Business Saturday a success by taking advantage of free advertising from American Express. [Generation X Finance]</p> <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/best-money-tips-eat-well-for-less">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/10-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</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/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</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 best money tips eating Food Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:36:46 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 955794 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Eating Right on a Budget http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-eating-right-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-eating-right-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/516174295_942788f174_z.jpg" alt="Eating Right on a Budget" title="Eating Right on a Budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></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 some awesome articles on eating right on a budget, great gifts for grads, and things not to waste money on this summer.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.onesmartdollar.com/how-to-eat-right-on-a-budget/">How to Eat Right on a Budget</a> &mdash; Want to eat right on a budget? Focus your attention on the outer areas of the grocery store. [One Smart Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/great-gifts-for-grads/">Great Gifts for Grads</a> &mdash; If you need a great gift for a grad, consider getting resume service gift certificates. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/10-things-not-waste-money-summer">10 Things Not to Waste Money on This Summer</a> &mdash; This summer, don't waste money on landscaping materials or bottled water. [Mainstreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/06/making-a-great-resume-writing-powerful-accomplishments.html">Making a Great Resume, Writing Powerful Accomplishments</a> &mdash; Make your resume great by keeping the wording lively and avoiding redundancy. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2012/06/12/finding-frugal-friends-in-a-new-city/">Finding Frugal Friends in a New City</a> &mdash; To find frugal friends in a new city, remember that other frugal people probably enjoy doing things similar to what you enjoy doing. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://almostfrugal.com/2012/06/09/hidden-moving-costs/#utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlmostFrugal+%28almost+frugal%29">4 Hidden Moving Costs to Watch Out For</a> &mdash; When you plan to move, remember to watch out for stair or long carry charges. [Almost Frugal]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.creditkarma.com/step-by-step/debt/i-have-an-account-in-collections-what-should-i-do/">I Have an Account in Collections. What Should I Do?</a> &mdash; Do you have an account in collections? Draft a debt validation letter. [Credit Karma Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Careers-People-Who-Love-Food-23498179">8 Careers Perfect For Foodies</a> &mdash; If you love food, consider being a nutritionist. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/potty-train-your-infant">How to Potty Train Your Infant</a> &mdash; To potty train your infant, use cloth diapers and pay attention to his or her signals. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/06/11/center-your-life-around-love-and-happiness/">12 Ways to Center Your Life Around Love and Happiness</a> &mdash; Center your life around love and happiness by expressing appreciation daily and not waiting for the perfect moment. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <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/best-money-tips-eating-right-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-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/10-most-unhealthiest-restaurants">10 Unhealthiest Restaurants</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/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</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/flashback-friday-the-107-best-breakfast-hacks-to-start-your-day-off-right">Flashback Friday: The 107 Best Breakfast Hacks to Start Your Day Off Right</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips budget eating Food Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:48:18 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 935068 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-shrink-your-bill-when-eating-out <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-shrink-your-bill-when-eating-out" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5501169193_c063c8aa3e_z-1.jpg" alt="Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out" title="Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out" 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 some great articles on ways to shrink your bill when eating out, how to become a world class negotiator, and lessons to learn from American Idol.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Eat-Out-Cheaply-17098611">12 Tips to Shrink Your Bill When Eating Out</a> &mdash; Save money when eating out by bringing your leftovers home. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://passivepanda.com/fast-negotiation-tips?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PassivePanda+%28Passive+Panda%29">5 Fast Ways To Become a World Class Negotiator Today</a> &mdash; Become a great negotiator by asking for information instead of favors. [Passive Panda]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fiscalfizzle.com/2011/05/lessons-american-idol/">7 Things I Learned From American Idol</a> &mdash; Learn a lesson from American Idol and remember that the more successful you are, the more the haters come out. [Fiscal Fizzle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/hot-tip/a-simple-green-fix-for-creaky-doors-147584">A Simple Green Fix For Creaky Doors</a> &mdash; Fix your squeaky doors by using olive oil. [Re-Nest]</p> <p><a href="http://www.figuide.com/7-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-the-crash-of-the-dollar.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FiGuide+%28FiGuide+-+Financial+Guidance+from+the+Professionals%29">7 Ways To Protect Yourself From the Crash of the Dollar</a> &mdash; Protect yourself from the crash of the dollar by pursuing investments with low risk. [FiGuide]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/high-calorie-snacks-for-low-weight-kids">High Calorie Snacks For Low Weight Kids</a> &mdash; If your child needs extra calories, try giving him or her avocado slices with salt. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://getcurrency.com/technology-toys/must-have-gadgets-for-outdoor-parties">Must-Have Gadgets for Outdoor Parties</a> &mdash; Make sure your next outdoor party is a success by having the perfect grill. [Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://www.giftcardgranny.com/blog/military-discounts/">133 Military Discounts</a> &mdash; With Memorial Day right around the corner, be sure to take advantage of discounts from Banana Republic and Chilis if you are in the military. [Gift Card Granny]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2011/05/26/five-home-insurance-red-flags-and-how-to-avoid-them/">Five Home Insurance Red Flags and How to Avoid Them</a> &mdash; Dogs can often be a home insurance red flag so before you buy or adopt a dog that is considered a dangerous breed, think twice. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://simplifried.com/2011/05/20/questions-for-cooks-cleaning-cookware/">Questions for cooks: Cleaning cookware</a> &mdash; Clean your stainless steel pots using boiling water and baking soda. [Simplifried]</p> <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/best-money-tips-shrink-your-bill-when-eating-out">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/the-14-best-ways-to-cut-food-costs-while-traveling">The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling</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/making-a-good-and-memorable-first-impression">Making a good and memorable first impression.</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/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</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/tips-for-eating-out-cheaply">Tips For Eating Out Cheaply</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/book-review-on-a-dollar-a-day">Book Review: On a Dollar a Day</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips dining eating Fri, 27 May 2011 09:48:15 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 552555 at http://www.wisebread.com