pantry

12 Unusual (But Necessary!) Staples to Add to Your Pantry

Flour, oil, spices, rice — every basic pantry has those. Up your pantry-ante with these specialty aisle must-haves that make any meal memorable.

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

How long will a jar of dried beans keep? 10 Years! Learn how long your pantry items actually keep and stop wasting food.

The 12 Herbs and Spices Every Pantry Should Have

Not sure what spices to stock in your pantry? These 12 herbs and spices cover most kitchen situations — whether cooking or baking.

9 Cheap and Healthy Filler Foods

Boost the nutritional value (and the flavor) of your favorite dishes by adding these frugal, healthful fillers.

Save Money and Eat Better With a 7-Step Food Budget

Wasting food is wasting money. Get control of your fridge, your pantry, and your diet to save big on on your monthly food bill.

25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List

It's easy to spend a lot when going vegan or vegetarian. But by shopping smarter and choosing the right pantry items, a healthy diet doesn't have to be harmful to your wallet.

How to Do a One-Month Spending Freeze

If you want to jump-start your financial goals, a spending freeze might be just what you need. Here's how to make it happen — and even have fun while doing it.

Stockpiling Is Rarely the Answer

Stockpiling for an emergency might seem like a good (and frugal) idea. But in reality, your time and money is probably better spent.

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

If you're stressed about making dinner, paying someone to plan your meals can be worth the cost in reducing stress — and it can reduce your grocery bill.

7 Easy Lunch Ideas for Work

Don't be intimidated by brown-bagging it — having a fast, tasty work lunch can be easy and inexpensive. Just follow these tips.

Quick Pantry Snacks for Unexpected Guests

When company shows up unannounced (or you just want a quick, tasty snack), whip up one of these treats using ingredients you already have on hand.

3 Snow-Day Recipes to Help You Weather the Storm

Stuck close to home because of the snow? Break your cabin fever with these filling, feel-good recipes that all use ingredients you likely have on-hand.

Huge Tax-Free Investment Returns

The fact is, you can pretty easily get 30% or more on investments that are not only very safe but come with built-in inflation protection. But don't get too excited.