A Friday Chat About Food Politics

Featuring Billfolder Alison!

A Great Recession Open Thread

And yes, we’re going to discuss that report on Millennials and the recession.

Friday Estimate

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to estimate our long weekend spending.

Places I’ve Lived: China and Canada Edition

Many short-term rentals in Shanghai, Toronto, and beyond.

Are You Following the Bird Scooter Story?

It comes with an unexpectedly exploitable set of economic incentives.

Do 1 Thing Because It’s That Time of Year

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.

How Food Changes When You’re a Caretaker

Every liquid has to be thickened, and every solid has to be pureed.

How a Librarian and Dorm Parent in San Antonio Does Money

Laurel (not her real name) is a 33-year-old librarian/dorm parent in San Antonio.

Question Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to ask our financial questions.

The Time-and-Money Tangle of Workday Breakfasts

For breakfast to truly work well for us, we had to optimize sleep time, food prep time, food cost, and food quality.

Do You Want to Discuss Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision?

I don’t know about you, but I was not pleased with yesterday’s Supreme Court decision regarding workers’ rights to class action lawsuits.

Share Your Success Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to share our recent financial successes.

How My Food Budget Changed When I Decided to Lose Weight

I started tracking how changing my eating habits would affect the family’s grocery costs.

What’s Your Financial Goal for This Week?

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to set a financial goal for the week.

Three Short Stories About Grocery Stores

Groceries are a hot news item right now.

Monday Check-In

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to check in on our weekend spending.

The Cost of Having a Wheat Allergy

I’m allergic to wheat and it’s in everything.

A Friday Chat About Spending a Few Months in Southeast Asia

Featuring Billfolder Laura Chanoux!

How Much Should You Be Spending on Groceries? Ask the USDA

The Official USDA Food Plans are fascinating.

Friday Estimate

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to estimate our weekend spending.

On Being a “Regular”

When everybody knows your name — and your order.

How Would You Ideally Do Money?

I think this is a great question and I also think it is very hard to answer.

Do 1 Thing and Ship It

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.

The Unexpected Costs of Breastfeeding

No, breastfeeding isn’t “free.” (It isn’t cheap, either.)

On Rural Areas and Creativity

I don’t feel like I live in a rural area, especially after having grown up in a tiny Midwestern town.