MoneyUnder30.com

Funny Money: Check Out These Ways To Adventurously Whip Grocery Costs

grocery

Some people see grocery shopping as a monotonous chore, unaware of the wild, dangerous adventure it really is. That’s no grocery cart — it’s an abandoned mine cart you’re pushing through dark tunnels filled with treasures such as laundry detergent and Chex Party Mix. That folded-up piece of paper in your hand is no shopping […]

Funny Money: A Quest to Find the Best $1 Burger

McDonald's McDouble

Since the dawn of the drive-thru, philosophers have pondered that most trying of propositions — where to go to get the best burger for a buck. There are no easy answers to the quandary, and the solution at which one arrives says as much about the eater itself as it does the burger. What’s important? […]

How to Serve the Ultimate Holiday Feast on an Intelligent Budget

Flickr.Christmasdinnersalad.Ulteriorepicure

More than presents, decorating, carols or any other festivity, my favorite part of the holiday season has always been gathering with family and friends over delicious food. Some of my best childhood memories are tied to sweet potato casserole, strawberry rhubarb pie, my grandma’s baked beans or my mom’s special spaghetti sauce. Although as a […]

Whole Foods On A Budget: 5 Tips For Getting The Freshest Foods For Less

Whole Foods is a foodie's paradise, but their fresh high-quality groceries aren't cheap: here are some tips to shop at Whole Foods on a budget.

Imagine somebody just handed you $100 to spend on anything you want. With the crisp C-note in your pocket, you put the key in the ignition and back out of the driveway. Where will you go? Target? The mall? Your favorite restaurant? For me, the answer is most likely the grocery store! I don’t like to […]

My Money Story: How A Surprisingly Simple Checklist Saved Us $1,365 A Year By Eliminating Wasted Food

Jacquelyn Smith recommends shopping at farmers' markets for fresh produce.

Today I want to introduce a new type of post here on Money Under 30: “My Money Story”. These posts are the financial experiences and lessons of real Money Under 30 readers in their own words. If you would like to contribute your story to a future post, please email us david@moneyunder30.com with your idea. […]

Healthy Meals On A Budget: Seven Tips For Eating Well On Less

Healthy meals don't have to cost a lot.

As we know more and more about the benefits of fresh, healthy meals, it’s  no wonder that everyone wants to eat healthier these days. And of course, we want to do it without breaking the bank. Big food chains make it easy to enjoy a double, extra-loaded and extra-unhealthy burger and fries for less than a five-spot. While some […]

Night Out Alternatives: 8 Unique Ideas for Frugal Home Get-Togethers

We all want to save money, but not by skimping on fun times with good friends…especially as the last warm days of summer tick away. But lets’ face it: Going out for dinner and drinks is hardly budget-friendly. That’s why these days, staying in is the new going out. You don’t need a birthday or […]

Three Little Ways to Boost Your Emergency Fund

Three Little Ways to Boost Your Emergency Fund 2

If the thought of saving up three to six months of expenses is overwhelming then start smaller. Here are a few simple things you can do today to help you get started on that emergency fund.

You Can Eat Healthy On A Budget

It’s a deceiving myth that has circulated for years: Eating healthy is expensive. The truth is, both healthy and unhealthy food options can be costly. If you can seek out the less expensive versions of the healthiest foods, however, you can be good to your heart and your budget all at once. A couple weeks […]

Six Money-Saving Tips For When Life Gets Hectic

Life is busy. With full time jobs, school, family, friends, pets, kids, appointments, and errands, we barely have enough time to relax, let alone keep our finances in order. Sometimes a hectic life is what really wreaks havoc on our finances; we become so busy that we forget about frugality and budgeting and just want […]