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Pizza Helps You Save Money

Pizza is a given on a tight food budget. If you are the average American, you will eat approximately 6,000 slices of pizza in your lifetime! To celebrate National Pizza Day, let’s chew on some facts about pizza: The first American pizza joint was in New York City. Lombardi’s was a grocery store, but  then they started selling pizza in 1905. Smart move. Word spread, and pizza traveled to Boston, New Jersey, and other cities that were homes to Italian immigrants. Pepperoni is the favorite topping. According to Pizza.com, 36%…

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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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7 Ways to Save During the Holidays

The news isn’t pretty – we all need to tighten our belts even more and find creative ways to save during the holidays. But you are in the right blog! There is always a way, always a Plan B. It’s easy to spend too much. You feel you need to buy just one more thing – for each child. You don’t want to seem like you are a Scrooge during the holidays, so you sign up for all those Secret Santa swaps at work, buy host gifts for every holiday…

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Lose the car – sometimes – and save money.

If you were forced to give something up in order to stay on budget or pay off a debt, what would you be willing to sacrifice? I have started a walking routine in the morning before I begin my work day. Now, I would rather mosey than trot, and running anywhere in my opinion has to be a joyful thing, with jumping and laughing. Sort of like Phoebe from Friends: So, I walk, and I have slowly turned up the goal from a mere 1/2 mile to 2 miles per…

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Money Management 

6 questions to ask yourself about saving money

Journalists often interview sources or experts by using the six traditional questions – who? what? when? where? how? and why? – as probes to more information. The questions can open up more discussion, uncover new information, or clarify vague or confusing statements. Ask yourself these questions to start saving money and find a path to wealth: Who? When outlining your wealth path, you must consider who is involved. Do you have a partner you want to share with or support? Or do you have dependents, or elderly parents who might…

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