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5 Unnecessary Items I Spent $30 on When I Broke the Cardinal Rule of Grocery Shopping
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. A recent shop at the grocery store revealed some upsetting truths about myself.
Jun 4, 2019
TFD’s Rules for Spending Less on Food (and Admitting You Have a Food Shopping Problem)
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.
Jun 4, 2019
PSA: Being Healthy Isn’t a Contest, So Stop Trying to Win It
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.
May 30, 2019
When Our “Normal” Is Way Too Much
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. I was very sick yesterday.
May 30, 2019
How My Grocery Bill Changed When I Was Vegan for a Week
Ethics, sustainability. and health are often the most important factors in choosing a vegan diet. But what about budget?
May 30, 2019
11 People Tell Us How Much They Spend on Alcohol Each Week
How do you compare?
May 24, 2019
10 People Get Real About What They Actually Spend on Food
How does your food budget compare?
May 24, 2019
My Saddest Wastes of Money in 2017 So Far, Ranked
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. I’ve spent a lot of this week taking care of finance-related things in my life.
May 24, 2019
8 Habits of the Financially Healthy Kitchen
Whether we want to believe it or not, how we eat will in many ways dictate our financial future.
May 24, 2019
Buy This, Not That: Whole Foods
Here is TFD's non-exhaustive list of what to buy (and what not to buy) the next time you hit your local Whole Foods.
May 24, 2019
My Best Trick for Saving Money (and Shopping Healthfully) at the Grocery Store
I started doing something that has since become an essential component of my grocery trips and has proven to save me ample money and empty calories.
May 24, 2019
Minimalism Is Just Another Boring Product Wealthy People Can Buy
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. I think it’s probably no secret by now that I hate minimalism.
May 24, 2019
10 Miracle Products You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry
Apple cider vinegar can do no wrong.
May 24, 2019
8 Little Habits That Save Me Big at the Grocery Store
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. I love grocery shopping.
May 24, 2019
10 People on the One Thing They Waste Money on Without Even Realizing it
I asked 10 people what they waste the most money on without even realizing. This is what they had to say.
May 24, 2019
5 Ways I Could Have Improved My Life with the Money I’ve Spent on Takeout
One writer spent $418.01 on takeout alone last year. Here's what she wished she had spent that cash on instead.
May 24, 2019
5 Posts That Will Change Your Food Budget
Looking to cut back on food spending? These five posts on The Financial Diet will help you out.
May 24, 2019
An Honest Look at My Monthly Grocery Bill (& How I’m Changing the Way I Shop)
Do you have any tips for this writer?
May 24, 2019
13 People on the Affordable Cooking Staples They Always Keep on Hand
I asked 13 people to tell me about the affordable pantry staples they always keep on hand in their kitchen to make cooking quick, easy, and delicious.
May 24, 2019
5 Signs You Need to Adjust Your Grocery Budget
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. When’s the last time you really thought about what you spend on food? Maybe you wing it and just buy everything that’s on sale that week.
May 24, 2019
How I’m Changing My Grocery Budget for the Holidays
Are you worried about all the money you've been spending lately? Follow these two rules for cooking from The Financial Diet.
May 24, 2019
The 2 Biggest Grocery-Saving Myths I’m Choosing to Ignore
It is super important to remember that what works for one person might not work for you.
May 24, 2019
9 Reasons Your Grocery Bill Is So High (and How to Lower It)
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. A version of this post originally appeared on The Financial Diet. When we explore personal finance and living below our means, we consider which expenses are necessary and which are discretionary.
May 24, 2019
5 Grocery Store Aisles to Avoid If You Want to Save Money
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. When it comes to grocery shopping on a budget, there isn’t one “right” or “wrong” way to do it.
May 24, 2019
How My Goal to Spend Less than $3,000 on Food Last Year Actually Turned Out
In 2017, I planned to spend about $217 a month on groceries and $33 a month on restaurants, coffee, and alcohol.
May 24, 2019
4 Unexpected Benefits of Practicing Grocery Store Loyalty
Craving a long-term relationship? Date your local grocery store. They're a cheaper date than you'd think.
May 24, 2019
Buy This, Not That: IKEA Kitchen Supplies
Welcome to a new 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. I’m a huge fan of IKEA, and not just because I spend the majority of my waking hours talking about budgets.
May 1, 2019
How Meal Kits Helped Me Kick My Lunch-Buying Habit
I was spending close to $300 a month on weekday lunches out, and something needed to change.
Mar 2, 2018
When Our “Normal” Is Way Too Much
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. I was very sick yesterday.
Sep 26, 2017
10 People on the One Thing They Waste Money on Without Even Realizing it
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.
Sep 12, 2017
10 Miracle Products You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry
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.
Aug 23, 2017
My Saddest Wastes of Money in 2017 So Far, Ranked
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. I’ve spent a lot of this week taking care of finance-related things in my life.
Aug 16, 2017
Minimalism Is Just Another Boring Product Wealthy People Can Buy
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. I think it’s probably no secret by now that I hate minimalism.
Jul 26, 2017
My Best Trick for Saving Money (and Shopping Healthfully) at the Grocery Store
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.
Jul 17, 2017