Congress Moves to Trim Food Stamps

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsA compromise bill that sets spending for farm aid and nutrition programs passed the House on Jan. 29 with a 1 percent cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the old food stamps program, which helps 1 of every 7 Americans buy groceries. The $800 million cut over the next decade won’t require kicking any current food stamp recipients off the rolls, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The compromise (which passed with a vote of 251 to 166) left …

Food for Thought: Ways to Curb Lunchtime Spending

Posted on 10/8/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsPlanning to have lunch out with your coworkers? Chew on this: A poll of 1,005 adults found that, on average, we eat lunch at restaurants nearly twice a week at about $10 a pop — or about $936 annually, according to Visa. (And that doesn’t even include coffee-to-go and carryout.) If you were to save that $936 per year and invest it at a 5 percent annual rate of return, over the course of 30 years you’d have an extra …

Make Groceries Last Longer: 6 Expert Tips

Posted on 01/2/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s a healthy, money-saving New Year’s resolution: Stretch your budget by helping fresh food stay fresh longer. This list of savvy storage strategies comes from one of last year’s most popular food posts on The original post, compiled from several sources, is long — 27 useful, inventive tips — but here are some of our favorites. 1. Onions hung in panty hose will last eight months. Don’t refrigerate onions. Use this method, which keeps them cool and dry, and …