Goodbye 30 Rock. Goodbye Office. Goodbye American Idol. Good riddance Lost… oh, wait… No matter your favorite program that let you ‘lax lazily on the sofa snuggled next to the hubby after the kids were fast asleep from wearing you out, the sad summer television hiatus has arrived leaving lackluster programming (*see schedule below) in its place. How are parents to survive? Here are 5 ways. [Read more…] about 5 Ways for Parents to Survive TV’s Summer Hiatus
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Whole Foods, not Whole Paycheck
by Michelle Pfennighaus
Time and time again I hear the same story: “I want to shop at Whole Foods [or other health food grocery store] but it’s too expensive.”
Let me start by saying this: Food Should Cost Money. The only thing in your life more important than food is water. Not TVs, not cars, not even heating your home. Not even that cute little dress in the catalog that came in the mail yesterday. The one with the V-neck and shirring… wait… No. Food and water.
Ok, so I understand the shopping dilemma. Milk and Cheerios at the conventional grocery store cost less than their counterparts at Whole Foods.
But what if it’s more about shopping habits than the store you happen to shop in?
When you really start to shop smart you’ll find that it is the conventional grocery stores that cost you more.
1. So start planning, sista
This is maybe the most important step to eating well/spending less. Before you hit the store, decide what you are going to cook and make a list of things you need to buy. Do this in your kitchen so if a recipe calls for garlic you can look and see if you already have enough. And this is a great point – make your meal plan around things you already have in the house and you will need to buy much less. And learn from my mistakes [Read more…] about Make Sense of Your Money: 4/24/09