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Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love by Krizia MissK Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 8:43pm Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love As grocery costs continue to rise, many family cooks are finding themselves in a tough predicament: How can they feed their families healthy, satisfying meals without breaking the bank? In The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook, New Yo ... Read on »
7 Tips for Planning Family Reunions on a Budget by Beth F. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Oct 2012 1:50pm Written by Role Mommy Contributor, Charli Radke Planning a family reunion can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite expensive. From accommodations and venues to food and entertainment, a successful reunion can cost much more than the average person is prepared to shell out. These tips will help you plan a memorable fam ... Read on »
Reducing your food allergy family grocery budget by Leigha Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:04pm One of the biggest downsides to dealing with food allergies is that families are very limited in the types and brands of foods that they can buy. We become very loyal to our "safe" brands and thus cannot bargain-shop like most other families. I remember laughing to myself last week when I heard another mom say she limits herself to $50 in groc ... Read on »
How to Stretch a Food Budget Family Style by Lindsey G. Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 12:57pm We, Fit Family, try our best to load up on fruits and veggies at dinner since this is the only time we have the chance to eat together, it’s all about the colors on the plate. I don’t serve pasta, rice or bread at dinner, and this can become quite challenging and possibly expensive, if I don’t plan correctly. My goal is to ... Read on »
Free Family Budget Checklist by Joanne M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 3:46pm Find out some easy ways to manage your family finances with this free Family Budget Checklist - a quickguide to help you take control.In today’s world of escalating prices, job security issues and growing lists of monthly expenses, it can be tough for families to make ends meet. We want to provide the best we can for our children, but sometimes the ... Read on »
How does the new California budget affect families by meta-DAD Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 6:11pm With the Governor wasting no time, he has quickly added his signature to the newly resolved state budget which has closed the $41 billion dollar gap for California. Now that the dust is settling in Sacramento, how will it affect me and my family? When will the state income tax refunds be mailed out? Who will benefit and who will be laid off ... Read on »
Stay-At-Home Mom Shifts $1,600 of Household Budget to Protect the Environment and Her Family by Diane Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 5:17am Erin Peters knows a thing or two about "green" shopping. The stay-at-home mother of three young boys lives with her family in Raleigh, North Carolina. She writes The Conscious Shopper blog , where her motto is "Go Green. Live Better. Save Money." She's also the newest member of our One in a Million campaign, joining almost 5,000 other fol ... Read on »
Find Out How to Feed Your Family on a Budget by Posted Tue 03 Jul 2012 12:58pm With the rising cost of food, feeding a family on a budget isn’t easy, but there are resources that can help. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, provides eligible families with help purchasing food. Find out if you’re eligible and apply for the SNAP program . If you’re eligible, ... Read on »
Feed Your Family Healthy Foods on a Budget by Posted Fri 06 Jul 2012 9:58am By Lorelei Jones, North Carolina State University, part of the USDA Extension Program. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a federally funded nutrition education program conducted through the Cooperative Extension Service in every state and US territory. The program serves limited resource families and sc ... Read on »
Family Budgeting Tips for the Holidays by Cascia T. Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 1:35pm Christmas is less than eight weeks away and many Americans get stressed out thinking about the expense of the season.  Every year my husband and I try to make Christmas special for each of our children without overspending. We understand how difficult it is to meet all of our expenses that pile up during this time of year.  If you are stru ... Read on »