Category Archives: Food / Groceries

McDonald’s Monopoly Scams and Scandals

As with anything that is popular and deals with money and prizes, the people looking to perpetuate fraud come out of the woodwork to take advantage of people’s greed and lack of knowledge. If you are playing the McDonald’s Monopoly … Continue reading

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How to Make Money with Box Tops for Education

I always find it interesting when I come across things that can be sold that the vast majority of people would never even consider selling. I discovered the other day that there is a robust market for selling Box Tops … Continue reading

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Tricks to Win McDonald’s Monopoly 2013

Update: This article was written for the 2013 game which has now ended. While this article isn’t specifically written for the 2014 McDonald’s Monopoly game, many of the strategies in the article will likely still be effective when the next … Continue reading

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10 Things We Do Too Fast That Cost Us Money

We live in a fast paced world. It sometimes seems that the only way to get everything done is to do it as quickly as possible so that we have time to do all the other things on our list. … Continue reading

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10 Common Ways the Average Family Wastes Food

One of the best ways to save money is to reduce the amount of waste within your family. If you are wasting things that still could be used, it’s the same as throwing away money. One area where most families … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Wine

There seems to be quite a few people who think it takes a lot of time and knowledge to understand wine, but the truth is that you simply need to learn which wines you enjoy the most. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Start Thinking

One of the things that gets people into trouble financially (and in a lot of other areas, too) is failing to actually think about what they’re doing. We’re all guilty of putting our lives on autopilot. We buy the brands … Continue reading

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Control Your Personal Economy

If you’ve watched much TV lately or listened to the radio, you’ve probably heard some of Fidelity’s new ads that say, “Let us help you take control over your personal economy.” Their website explains, “Your Personal Economy includes the things … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Coffee

There are many people who will willingly confess that they have an addiction to coffee. It’s one of those drinks that quite a few people insist they need to consume at least once or twice a day. However, any coffee … Continue reading

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Save Money As Soon As You Wake Up

For those of us who aren’t morning people, the thought of actively saving money as soon as we wake up might seem like an impossible task. However, there are plenty of things you can do to save money that don’t … Continue reading

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Seeing Coupons as Money

Some people hate to use coupons. Some can’t be bothered, some don’t see that the time required is worth the savings, some are embarrassed, some figure coupons are only for junk food (they aren’t), and some are afraid of being … Continue reading

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10 Healthy Soda Alternatives

Soda can be a delicious treat, but as many of us know, it’s a treat that’s loaded with sugar and calories. Like many delicious drinks, soda isn’t exactly a healthy drink. If you’re looking to cut back on your soda … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money Planting a Garden

Gardens can be a wonderful addition to your home. Not only do they provide you with fresh produce, but they can add a nice atmosphere to your back yard. Unfortunately, sometimes gardening can become expensive. Here are a few ways … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Keep Fresh Produce Fresh Longer

One area that most people try to save money is on food. Many people trying to eat healthy on a budget bemoan the fact that fresh produce doesn’t stay fresh for long. Too much of it goes to waste because … Continue reading

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Is Brand Loyalty Costing You Money?

Most of us have brands and products that we prefer over others. Maybe we prefer the taste or we’ve found that Product A works better than Product B. Sometimes our loyalty is rooted in the prestige a brand confers upon … Continue reading

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Cooking Injury: Day 17

I really thought that I had graduated from cooking injuries now that I am doing a minimum wage challenge rather than a food challenge, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. I have two nice lumps on my head … Continue reading

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10 No Spend Challenges Everyone Should Try

If you’re looking for a way to get a new perspective on how you spend money, one of the best ways to do this is to do some type of “no spend” challenge. While there are a number of things … Continue reading

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Failing To Think Creatively: Day 11

View from current house sitting job I made a big mistake yesterday by not challenging my automatic assumptions. I consider myself pretty decent at doing this, yet I’m finding through this minimum wage challenge that I don’t do it nearly … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money at McDonald’s

There are many ways to save money on food, but it gets a little harder to do so when you go to a restaurant. Many people enjoy fast food restaurants because the service is quick and the food is relatively … Continue reading

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Leaving Places in Better Shape: Day 7

I know it’s been a good week when I felt it was strange that I wasn’t able to go and travel someplace today, although I did get to enjoy the backyard views of the house where I was house sitting … Continue reading

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