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Funny Money: 5 Weird Yet Edible Foods That Got Me Through Absurd Poverty

There's a certain charm to being young and poor; full of ideas and empty of experience. The hard part of winning real-life hunger games is finding out how to get by with an empty stomach and wallet. Everyone warns you about the dreaded freshman … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 e … [Read more...]

How to Serve the Ultimate Holiday Feast on an Intelligent Budget

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, … [Read more...]

Whole Foods on a Budget: 5 Tips for Getting the Freshest Foods for Less

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 p … [Read more...]

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

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, ext … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Three Little Ways to Boost Your Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is the foundation of financial security. But whether you’re an I-Banker or starving artist, it’s never easy to sacrifice daily expenses now to build that emergency fund for later. We all want to save that extra cash each month, an … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]