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My Week in MealsΒ 

As you may remember, I heavily rely on meal planning to stay within my grocery budget (or close to it!) and to avoid the dreaded “What should we make for dinner?” conversation. Every Sunday morning, I pour myself a cup of coffee, turn on an episode of Chopped, and start flipping through the ads in the paper searching for anything on sale and in season. I also check the weather for the week so I can customize my meals, for...

4 Easy Ways to Make a Few Extra Bucks

It turns out, buying a house is not cheap (shock of the century right there)! I always knew this but I didn’t know how much effort and money it would cost until I actually went through the process myself. First, there’s the earnest money, then the inspection fee, the repairs, an appraisal fee, the rest of the down payment, and closing costs. After all that you have moving expenses, new bills, items you need for a different home, cleaning supplies,...