TAG: Money

Holiday Leftovers Done Right

Holiday Leftovers Done Right

Food waste is an issue in the home kitchen, and after the holidays are over the leftovers can still be lingering. Thinking of creative ways to put a new spin on what’s left can be money saving and can also offer a new experience for the tastebuds. Cranberries are a seasonal favorite, but sometimes cranberry sauce gets left by the bowlful, as its rich and tart taste goes a long way. For a neat way to use fresh or cooked cranberries, a homemade liqueur updates a French cocktail classic called cranberry kir royale. After cranberries steep in the concoction of… read more

Will Fast Food Serve Up A Fair Wage?

Will Fast Food Serve Up A Fair Wage?

Recent strikes have been occurring over the past few months and probably more are in the works for the restaurant industry. Fair wages are on the itinerary, and low wage workers are tired of waiting. If you have ever been employed in fast food production or know someone who has, this is a pertinent subject. Long hours, no benefits, and often irregular schedules can also come with a side of low pay for many food service workers. Fast food is no stranger to criticism over rising obesity levels and poor nutrition. However, healthy options offered or not, current society is… read more

Standard Vs. Digital Currency: Both Sides of the Coin

Standard Vs. Digital Currency: Both Sides of the Coin

In the battle of the digital dollar versus the printed, minted physical version, which is a more viable option in an increasingly networked age? Through the course of money’s history, it has often developed and adapted around the existing society who needed to use it. For one example of electronic money, take the Bitcoin, which is in the e-currency spotlight and soring, falling and rising again in value. Surfacing in 2009, bitcoins are online cash in which holders, referred to as miners, can accumulate and spread around coins. Collected bitcoins are ready to be gifted, traded or used for payments… read more

Top Eco Ways to Shop

Shopping economically

Thrift/Discount Stores For many people thrift stores and discount stores are a way to get creative and have fun while you shop.  These types of stores allow for you to buy what you need without breaking the bank.  There is a lot more than just clothes, making the experience worthwhile. Plan Ahead By making a detailed list of the food items that you need before leaving for the store, the quicker you will be in and out of the store without impulsive buying. Also, remember to shop the perimeter of the store.  Most stores are organized with packaged food in… read more

Nickels and Dimes

Saving loose change

We’ve all heard phrases pertaining to “nickels and dimes.” And indeed much of ones income can be lost in small things. What seems minute one day quickly adds up. There are plenty of simple ways to resolve this, and in fact, it can be quite painless to save money. To start, evaluate your spending habits. Be honest with yourself in checking where the bulk of your money is being spent. With that completed ask yourself, “Do I need these things?” and “If not, am I willing to go without them?” If you thing you’re game, try cutting these things out…. read more