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8 Easy Tricks to Start a Savings Account

The holidays are over, and your wallet is the only thing that has lost weight. Those gifts you bought for everyone else never left you – they just transformed themselves into credit card debt. If that’s the case, get rid of those high interest accounts and pay down your debt. How do you start saving money again? Your budget is squeaky tight. You’ve cancelled cable, stopped the coffee shop visits, and you’ve rediscovered ramen noodles. Here are a few painless tricks to help you start saving again. Take It From…

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Goals for 2018? Start with Grateful.

Another new year! But before we leap into 2018, let’s stop, take a deep breath, and be grateful for 2017. I know, I know – lots of craziness happened in 2017. You don’t want to think about it. But here’s the thing. Without 2017, you wouldn’t have 2018. And here we are. Waiting at the edge of something very, very exciting! So before you rip down that old, stained, inked-up 2017 calendar, flip back through its pages and remember the good things that happened. There are always good things. No…

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National Spaghetti Day – Fork Over a Frugal Meal

It’s a favorite meal of many – everyone loves spaghetti meals on a budget. Every country across the world makes some sort of noodle for dinner. Let’s face it, combining flour and water and stretching it into a satisfying meal is economical and keeps the kids entertained at dinner. National Spaghetti Day is January 4th of this year – so be sure to celebrate by including this versatile pasta into your menu. “On top of spaghetti, All covered with cheese.” That old children’s tune, On Top of Spaghetti, is just…

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Waste Not – Consumers Accept Discarded Ingredients in Retail Food.

One standard dinner menu in our house is “Clean Out the Fridge Night.” That means that any leftovers or discarded ingredients – that spoonful of mashed potatoes, a serving of soup, one leftover hamburger – is pulled out and either magically turned into a new and improved food or eaten out of the container in which it was found. Everything is fair game to become part of the meal. Waste not, want not. Food Toss But across the country, a large percentage of the food we produce is never eaten.…

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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Mom used to make a big pot of ham and beans in the winter. Dad loved it, and so did my sister. But I just couldn’t bring myself to eat more than the obligatory spoonful that answered Mom’s “just try a little” request. Blech. But can black beans help my budget? Last year, Cash Crone had a food budget challenge – to use up, make do, and save on groceries. I budgeted for one and one half people last year, as Bill Spaid and I lived in separate households. But…

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