How to Help People Affected by the Government Shutdown

The best way to help seems to be by making donations to food banks and other charitable organizations.

The Cost of Eating Clean, Bro

I never thought that Eat Clean Bro would be something that I would want to partake in, until my boyfriend started a new job working the night shift at a lab.

Why I’m Constantly Returning to the Supermarket

At least once per transaction, I catch something — last week it was a jar of peanut butter, on sale for $3.99, that rang up at $5.49.

Buying Safe Passage at the Rendezvous Café

A hospital is a strange land, but if you respect their customs, perhaps your husband will make it out — of course he will come out alive.

How a Family of Four Lived Without a Refrigerator for a Month

The refrigerator died two days after I bought groceries.

When Laziness Beats Frugality: Signing up for a Meal Box

If the alternative is several take-out, fast-food, and sit-down meals, then is absolutely a less-expensive and healthier way to go.

Less for Your Money

Am I the only one noticing that many food items are shrinking their portions while raising the price?

Throwback Thursday: Impress Your Loved Ones With a Ham

Ham looks hard but is actually quite easy. And cheap.

This Week in Pods

Move over, clamshells. It’s POD TIME.

The Billfold Goes to the Archives: Community Cookbooks

These books are meant to be used, in a way that I suspect the few hefty, glossy cookbooks I personally own are not.