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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Here's a website with information on the shelf life of different foods. It could be useful to know how long a particular food stays fresh, so you can use it up by then, avoid throwing out perfectly good food, and also avoid food that is probably no good any more.
http://www.eatbydate.com/
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:42 pm

Bumping this discussion for newcomers...
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:43 am

Here's a video on saving money generally. There's a section on food.
http://www.bettermoneyhabits.com/en/videos/easy-ways-to-save-on-expenses.html?cat=#fbid=OsBAJUDpfFv

I'm not sure I'd take all their financial advice at face value, but cost-cutting tips seem pretty neutral.
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby carl89 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:10 pm

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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:09 pm

Here's a good video on how to save money with coupons. It's almost like a mini-course, and lasts over 2 hours (but you don't have to listen to it all.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfjmzxCZUM
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:07 pm

This being the week before Easter, eggs and ham are likely to be on sale. Even if you don't have Easter egg hunts or Easter dinner, it's still a good opportunity to pick some up.
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:09 pm

At a local dollar store, I found packages containing individual serving size packets of peanuts (5 individual packets per package). If you need nuts or seeds already portioned out, ready to put in a pocket, purse, lunch, or desk drawer, this is a good option.
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:47 pm

Here's a pretty good article with some basic tips on saving money when you cook.
http://www.thekitchn.com/5-simple-habits-that-help-me-cook-on-a-budget-kitchen-habits-215770?utm_source=YAHOO&utm_medium=click&utm_campaign=yhtokt
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:12 pm

Interesting article on the costs of fast food.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spending-only-125-food-last-180000715.html

I notice that people continue to assume that fast food is cheap, which isn't true. It's cheaper than eating at sit-down restaurants, but preparing your own food can cost much less.
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:43 pm

In the run-up to Easter, there are some great deals on SBD-friendly foods. Be sure to check out sales on eggs and ham. You can freeze eggs for later, too. Here are some instructions on that.
http://www.incredibleegg.org/eggcyclopedia/f/freezing-eggs/
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:38 pm

It's a commonly-repeated refrain that fresh produce is expensive, compared with junk food. The truth is, only some kinds of produce are expensive. Fresh fruits and vegetables in season can be very inexpensive. Here's an average price guide by the USDA to help you identify the least expensive by weight or volume:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/fruit-and-vegetable-prices.aspx
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:14 pm

Here's a great blog about frugal living in general. It's focused on being debt-free, but it includes a lot of helpful advice about saving money. http://www.queenoffree.net/
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Re: Frugal SBD

Postby Magna » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:23 pm

During and after Easter, stores often sell hams at great prices. If you like ham, it pairs well with most kinds of beans. I made a really great lima bean soup with ham, and look forward to eating it several days this week. Delicious, healthy, and very easy on the wallet.

Btw, the site has a LOT of bean recipes. There's a whole topic:
http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17744
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