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August 1, 2014
Back to School Tips: Don’t pay extra for the convenience of store-prepared school supply packets, especially if you are shopping for more than one child. Look for items on everyone’s list and buy those items in larger quantities to get a better price break.
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How to feed a family of 4 on $50 a week
Despite reports of a falling unemployment rate in the U.S., there are still millions of Americans that are either out of work, working part-time (when they want to work full-time), under-employed or have just given up on finding work. Many who are working have seen their wages remain stagnant, without a cost of living increase or suffered a reduction in pay or hours worked. It seems that it is impossible to turn on the TV without seeing reports of businesses closing or laying off employees.
With the difficult job market and the increase in the cost of goods and services, many people are looking for any way possible to make their dollar go farther. For many families, housing and food are the biggest expenses that they face.
In this article we are going to take a look at how it is possible to feed a family of four breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks, that are relatively healthy, on just $200 a month… without extreme couponing, Ramen Noodles every night or a ton of pre-packaged foods. Making meals and shopping on a budget, especially if you haven’t done it before, will take planning, practice and some resolve on your part.
Here are some tips to help you save on groceries and stick to your budget...