Buying groceries as opposed to eating out all the time is already a fiscal win — but why stop there? By utilizing digital coupons, being smart about where you shop, and stocking up on the right items, you can save even more money on groceries. Plus, with a few tasty and thrifty recipes in your repertoire, you can enjoy the flavor and fun of eating out without the expense.
At this point, it seems up in the air as to whether Whole Foods will actually become a more affordable specialty store akin to Trader Joe's, but there's still reason for shoppers to celebrate. For one, hardcore Whole Foods fans — including those with dietary restrictions that the chain often caters to — may now find their grocery bills coming in a bit lower.
If you were a Level Money user who's now feeling lost, you may want to check out Mint as a way to continue on your financial journey. While it won't replicate Level Money per se, it does have a number of features that can help you monitor your spending and stick to your budget.
I love being self-employed; my lack of commute, ability to travel, and the fact that I get to do something I enjoy make it all worthwhile. That said, the irregular income, the pain of estimated quarterly taxes, and the struggle to keep myself on task are certainly downsides that need to be considered.
If there's one part of our financial culture that confuses and worries me, it's tipping. See, I want to be a good person and give a nice tip (even if I really don't want to spend the extra cash), but I just never know what even constitutes a "good tip."...
From my experience, selling your book at a trade show, expo, convention, or what have you can be a great way to meet readers and promote your work. The trick is to first find an event you think would make sense to host your book at then consider ways you can draw people to your booth.