Budget

This Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Cabbage Is Easy on Your Wallet — Delicious Links

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If you're trying to spend less on groceries, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice cooking flavorful meals. With smart recipes, like this roasted kielbasa and cabbage number, you can make a delicious dinner without breaking the bank.

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5 Ways I Could Have Improved My Life with the Money I’ve Spent on Takeout — The Financial Diet


Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to take charge of your financial life is through food and cooking. This column from TFD founders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage will help you be better with money, thanks to the kitchen. A version of this post originally appeared on The Financial Diet.

When I first moved to New York about two-and-a-half years ago, there was one thing I was most excited about for my new city life: takeout. And not just takeout, but food delivery. I'd heard about the famed Seamless, a website and app that allows you to order food from pretty much anywhere in your area and have it delivered to you within an hour, on many a city-based podcast. This fabled instant gratification for the lazy was what I pictured "adult life" to be like: having your meals delivered to you on the regular because you are too busy being fabulous and independent to figure out how to make them yourself.

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How a Family of 2 Eats for $50 a Week in Atlanta, Georgia — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Brindar
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 29
Number of people in family: 2, including my partner. For groceries, we cover any purchases that are under $35. Anything over that, we'll split it via Venmo.
Occupation: I'm a Ph.D. graduate student and my partner is a lawyer.
Household income: $29,000 (not combined income)
Weekly food budget: $50

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10 People on the One Thing They Waste Money on Without Even Realizing it — The Financial Diet

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Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to take charge of your financial life is through food and cooking. This column from TFD founders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage will help you be better with money, thanks to the kitchen. A version of this post originally appeared on The Financial Diet.

Last week I got really freaking sick. It sucked in a lot of ways, but one of the worst and weirdest side effects was nausea that still hasn't gone away over a week later. (I think it was from the antibiotic, but for some reason my stomach still isn't down for much.)

One of the strangest things for me about being nauseated all week is that I've completely lost my taste for coffee. If you've read anything I've written before, you might know that I'm super into coffee. I grew up in a "coffee household," where it wasn't uncommon for my dad to have three-plus cups before 10 a.m., or for me to be sent to school with a hot mug of it on a cold, sleepy morning. My boyfriend and I tend to go through a full pot in the morning, and sometimes I'll even grab some extra throughout the day. Since it has always been such a prominent part of my life, I've definitely noticed differences since I've slowed down.

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The 5 Budget Ingredients Every College Student Should Have in Their Dorm — College Eats

College — it's the best of times, it's the worst of times. It's the best of times because you're old enough to do things you dreamed about in high school; young enough not to realize they are bad decisions; and healthy enough to recover with just a greasy cheeseburger, two aspirin, and a Coke the next morning. It's the worst of times because your bathroom is likely a mess, your homework isn't done until the last possible second, and your pantry is likely barren.

The combination of hard classes, wild parties, working, and not wanting or being able to spend a ton of money on food means a lot of college students think ramen and microwave popcorn is all they can have in their cabinets. Newsflash — it's not! Here are five of our favorite staples to have on hand so you shop like a pauper but eat like a prince.

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Our 10 All-Time Best Tips for Saving Money at the Grocery Store — Shopping

You don't need us to tell you how easy it is to spend a ton of money at the grocery store. (How is it possible to run in for five things and end up spending an hour in there? And $120?) Instead, we like to give you some pointers on how to spend less. We've given you a lot of advice over the years (here's some! And here's some more!) — and these are our 10 best tips of all time.

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