If you’ve decided to switch to a plant-based diet, or even just cut down on your consumption of animal products, you may be in for some sticker shock. While there is no reason that a vegetarian or vegan diet should cost more than diets that include meat, the process of swapping out familiar staples for vegan alternatives can get pricy.
Here are some tips for keeping your costs down while you transition to your new diet: Continue reading
Along with warmer weather, the approach of Summer also brings out a desire to get into better shape. If you are looking to improve your health and fitness, but are concerned about the cost of exercise equipment or gym memberships, don’t despair. With some research and advance planning, you’ll be able to develop an fitness regimen that suits your pocketbook. Continue reading
Illness, loss, new babies, new move-in, and just because.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to bring a neighbor a meal. I am getting all emotional writing this, because I have been on the receiving end of sympathy meals about as often as I have been on the giving end. It can be such a simple gesture, but a homemade dinner (or even a meal that you didn’t need to worry about) can be just what you need to soothe a troubled and tired soul. Continue reading
My mom is my thrifting buddy. She taught me the dainty and fine art of dumpster diving from a very early age. Actually I hid in the car and cowered, quite sure that a friend or, worse still, an enemy might see my mom and then see me… The psycho-social ramifications would be unbearable. So I hid. Continue reading
Bulk purchasing can be a great way to save a few dollars. The popularity of warehouse clubs likes Sam’s Club and Costco attests to the low prices characteristic of these stores.
But before you rent a pick-up to transport masses of paper towels and frozen hamburger patties home, consider a few reasons to tread carefully in the bulk aisles. Continue reading