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Restaurant dining on a budget? It can be done!

  I like to eat at home instead of eating at a restaurant.   I know what is in every bite – and what isn’t. Like MSG, hormones, and corn (I am allergic to corn and it is used in hundreds of products).   I can also eat at home and spend less money than if I made a habit of eating out.   Bill Spaid likes to eat out every now and then. And when we visited Toronto over the holidays, we took a cooler but had to eat…

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5 Ways to Stop Overspending

The holidays have passed, and you have overspent again. Who knows why it happens, but it seems that what you have is never enough. You want things. You need things. So you spend without thought of the future, or even the present – you are making purchases that go beyond your income.     Reasons you may be overspending:   Everyone else has one. The television screams that you need the new car, the fancy jewelry, or the giant TV screen that just went on sale. School children come home and insist…

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Food Budget Challenge Update!

  Last week’s self-imposed Food Budget Challenge forced me to take a look at my spending habits in the kitchen, and come up with creative ways to use it up, make it do, or do without. I realized I was in a pretty good position to spend a fraction of the $300 allotted in my budget this month. And I had to come to grips with my biggest food habit.     Coffee. Because this is not a starvation food challenge (and I count doing without coffee as starving, Cronies),…

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Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Groceries and Shopping 

January Food Budget Challenge!

How low can you go? On your food budget, that is!  I created my January budget over the weekend, and realized some numbers needed to change. My food budget is pretty big at $300 for one full-time person and one part-time person (Bill Spaid spends part of his month here). I don’t drink wine or beer, but I really love coffee. Good coffee. So the beans are “spendy.” Sometimes I’ll mix my first choice of coffee beans with less expensive beans, but it is an item that is on my list every…

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A budget is your first step to wealth.

  Let’s accumulate more green in 2017! I want you to do more than survive, Cronies. Floundering about without a solid spending and saving plan can leave you treading water, and struggling for air. Put on your goggles, baby. It’s time to find the money. Create a budget. An oldie but goodie, Cronies. Like a good parent looking after your children, you have to know what your money is doing. If it is bored and has nothing to do, it could get into trouble. You must keep it busy by…

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