Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles to help you eat healthy on a tight budget, save money on coffee, and make Halloween costumes that cost next to nothing.

Top 5 Articles

Ten Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget — Modify your favorite recipes to make them healthier. For example, replace pasta with spaghetti squash and use ground turkey instead of beef for meatballs! [SheBudgets]

6 Easy Ways to Save Money on Coffee — Branch out! Try different (cheaper) brands, but start with flavors that are close to what you usually like so you're more likely to enjoy it. [Everybody Loves Your Money]

44 Practically Free Halloween Costumes to DIY — On a tight budget this Halloween? You can still party in style with one of these costumes that you can throw together with things you probably already have. [PopSugar Smart Living]

How to Save on Groceries When You Hate to Use Coupons — Clipping coupons is not the only way to save on groceries! Plan meals around your family's schedule so you know to avoid labor- or time-intensive dinners on busy nights. [More With Less Today]

What To Do When You Can’t Pay A Bill — Missing mortgage payments can lead to foreclosure, but you can lower your payments to no more than 31% of your gross monthly income through the home affordable modification program, or HAMP. [Listen Money Matters]

Other Essential Reading

Really Want to Save Money? Pay Yourself First — If you only save what's left after your regular expenses, you'll risk spending it all on "must-haves" through the month. Instead, put away a set percentage as soon as you're paid — better yet, automate your savings! [Canadian Finance Blog]

5 Work-From-Home Jobs Anyone Can Do — Many businesses don't need full-time, in-house assistants, but they could use the extra help that virtual assistants provide. [MoneyNing]

2 Common Traps to Avoid When Choosing a Career — Some careers do require certain degrees, but don't think that you need to rack up a list of the traditional credentials and experiences for the career you want. [I Will Teach You To Be Rich]

3 Ways Your Full-Time Job Might be Holding You Back (and what to do about it) — Your day job may not give you the creative freedom you crave. So try starting a side hustle around the things you love to do. It'll give you some outlet and, hopefully, additional income! [Debt Roundup]

10 Ways to Better Manage Your Time as a Busy Parent — Keep a daily calendar for your day-to-day tasks and goals, and have a separate calendar for future tasks and goals. [Parenting Squad]

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Also use the new uGrocery app to compare prices and know the best place to shop for your groceries. It will help you stick to your budget.