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The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan
Tue, 09/9/14 | 18 Comments
The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan

The one expense category where my wife and I have not cut back on is food.
The average cost for food, per household, was $6,599 in the last full year of measured data. Despite rarely dining …

Parkour with Levi, Fat Tire Biking, and a Guilty Pleasure Justified
Mon, 06/9/14 | 5 Comments
Parkour with Levi, Fat Tire Biking, and a Guilty Pleasure Justified

My better half and I just got home from a short vacation to the Grand Traverse region of Michigan.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll remember that this is the same location …

Drink This, Save Money
Wed, 03/12/14 | 13 Comments
Drink This, Save Money

Sometimes the biggest and easiest savings are right in front of our noses (or mouths).
If you’re really in a financial pinch or simply want to push your personal savings rate in to the next gear, …

Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways
Mon, 01/27/14 | 15 Comments
Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways

If you are not one to compromise food quality (like me), but still seek out a good deal – the odds are strong that you have a Costco membership.
And if you don’t, you should seriously …

Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?
Wed, 10/23/13 | 18 Comments
Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?

An interesting discussion ensued last week on my cheap vs. quality vs. luxury post on organic food and whether or not it is a “luxury”.
In the post, I had given an example of a cheap …

Automatic “Gratuity” Will Soon be a Thing of the Past
Mon, 10/7/13 | 22 Comments
Automatic “Gratuity” Will Soon be a Thing of the Past

You’re out for a nice dinner on a special occasion, then all of a sudden the waiter shows up with a bill. You scan down to the bottom to notice an automatic “gratuity” 18-20% or …


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