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What are the Best Warehouse Deals You’ve Found?
Mon, 06/10/13 | 9 Comments
What are the Best Warehouse Deals You’ve Found?

A few years ago, when I lived in a less populated area than I do now, I did almost 100% of my grocery shopping at Meijer (if you’ve never been, think of a Super Walmart …

Want to Lower your Food Costs? Become a Vegetarian
Fri, 06/7/13 | 21 Comments
Want to Lower your Food Costs? Become a Vegetarian

As part of the new Summer of Savings series on food costs/savings, I didn’t want to jump right in to particulars. I first wanted to hit the much more impactful lifestyle changes.
We’ve already shown the …

How to Save Money on Food & Groceries: Your Secret Weapon
Wed, 06/5/13 | 34 Comments
How to Save Money on Food & Groceries: Your Secret Weapon

This is the first post in the Summer of Savings series. For week #1 we’re focusing on saving money on food/groceries and cooking as a category.
And it’s a big one.
According to the most recent BLS …

Our $346 Cheap Vacation: How we Travel on a Shoestring Budget
Mon, 06/11/12 | 11 Comments
Our $346 Cheap Vacation: How we Travel on a Shoestring Budget

The wife and I just got back from a nice 6-day, 5-night vacation of backpacking, wine tasting, and sight-seeing in an area that Good Morning America recently voted the most beautiful place in America – …

10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants
Tue, 11/8/11 | 6 Comments
10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants

This should not be news to you: dining out at restaurants is expensive.
I’ve determined that the average cost of restaurant meals when dining out is about 3X what I pay for the ingredients to make …

Becoming Vegetarian on the Cheap
Wed, 09/7/11 | 9 Comments
Becoming Vegetarian on the Cheap

My wife and I have been mostly vegetarian for a number of years now. I very occasionally eat poultry (holidays), I eat seafood, and I eat dairy as well. So I’m not a strict vegetarian, …


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