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An Honest Look at My Monthly Grocery Bill (& How I’m Changing the Way I Shop) — 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.

As someone who has lived away from her parents for less than a year, I'm still trying to get into the groove of being in charge of all the responsibilities that were never really mine when I lived at home. Grocery shopping is probably the biggest one.

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An Honest Look at My Monthly Grocery Bill (& How I’m Changing the Way I Shop) — 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.

As someone who has lived away from her parents for less than a year, I'm still trying to get into the groove of being in charge of all the responsibilities that were never really mine when I lived at home. Grocery shopping is probably the biggest one.

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The 5 Things I Never Buy at Trader Joe’s — Shopping

I've never been shy about professing my love for all the wonderful things Trader Joe's has to offer. I'm a huge fan of everything from those quirky snacks and smart solutions that make dinner prep easier to the cheese case and freezer section. And yet, there are some things I just won't buy at this beloved store.

Here are five things I never buy at Trader Joe's.

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20 Hearty Soup Recipes for Fall Lunches & Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

Is soup the perfect lunch? It's a convenient make-ahead meal, and it brings a touch of home to your desk with its warm nourishment. But there's just one thing that often holds us back from bringing soup for lunch: Will it fill us up? The answer is yes, if you choose the right soup.

Here are 20 hearty soups that will warm you from the inside out — from cabbage and rice soup to chicken soup with fennel and farro. Every bite is loaded with wholesome things, and will keep you feeling full through the afternoon.

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The Best Way to Recycle All Your Amazon Boxes — Recycling

Recent estimates put the number of Amazon Prime members at 80 million. Even if each Prime member only ordered one package per year, that adds up to tons (literally) of cardboard and other types of packaging material. Never mind the fact that it's typical for Prime members to make purchases weekly (or even more often!) — and that's before you even consider other services like Prime Pantry. Great for convenience's sake, but not so great for the planet — especially if you're not reusing or recycling your boxes.

If you're looking to minimize the footprint of your Amazon habit, here's what you need to know.

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The Top 10 Healthy Snacks You Can Find at Wegmans — Grocery Snacks

Those of us who are lucky enough to live in one of the six states with Wegmans stores know that no other grocery store compares to it. Any devoted Wegmans fan also knows the generic store brand is usually cheaper and better than other options, and that's especially true when it comes to healthy snacks.

In fact, Wegmans wants you to snack better, and feel good about doing so. They have an entire line of products under their Food You Feel Good About (FYFGA) label. You can trust that any product adorned with the FYFGA yellow banner has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

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