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Food and drink can eat up a big portion of your budget. These articles cover advice on how to eat well on a thrifty budget.

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8 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer

As a once-a-week grocery store shopper, we try and make our food last as long as possible. But sometimes – especially with fruits and vegetables – that is not always easy to do. I remember when I was single and digging myself into debt, I would purchase a pre-packaged bag of salad, take one or

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Amazing Apple Crisp Recipe

This is a family favorite recipe of mine which is especially good slightly heated in the microwave, topped with either a dollop of whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream before serving.

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Raising Chickens in Your Backyard – Locally Raised?

Have you heard the latest news out of Papillion, NE? In the heart of the Midwest Papillion’s city council has voted down 6-2 that residents aren’t allowed to raise chickens in there backyard! Can you believe that? In the middle of the heartland, local governments are dictating what people can and cannot raise on their

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Moving to Australia for a Better Life

Australia has always been a popular choice amongst expats considering moving abroad. If you are thinking of moving abroad, there are many reasons why you should consider moving to Australia. Australia’s quality of living is amongst the highest in the world, due to its opulent resources and thriving economy. The United Nations Human Development Index

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Addictive Monster Cookie Recipe

Beware!!!  These cookies are very addictive, and they contain absolutely NO FLOUR!!!  You can make them into really big cookies or the normal size.  Let them set awhile after baking before you put them into an airtight container or they will fall apart on you.  They are a very moist, chewy cookie.  I like making

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How to Can Pickled Beets

The following is a guest post written by my favorite aunt – Aunt Sharon. Enjoy! – Aaron This recipe was my Grandmother Larson’s and was handed down to me by my mother. We used to make these pickles together on the farm my husband and I now live on in southwestern Minnesota. I thought these

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Save Money at the Grocery Store – Avoid the Pre-mades

My wife and I are doing our best to lose some weight and start eating better. It was a little challenging at first – but we’re finally catching on. Bad eating habits can be tough to break! One thing we’ve been doing to eat healthier is to shop more of the whole foods – less

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Protecting Your Number One Asset: You

I spend a lot of time thinking about personal finances. From how I might be able to make more money to thinking about how I might be able to save another buck or two. Ironically enough, I often fail to consider another very important asset…my own health. Earlier this week, my wife and I started

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Can You Eat Out for $10 a Week?

Going off a post I wrote last week on the possibility that eating out might actually be cheaper than eating in – I decided to push this alittle more and give myself a little challenge. (cue the trumpet) The Challenge: Eat out every day for an entire week. Spend only $10. Why are you doing this? Inspired

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