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Food, Fitness and Your Budget


Spring into savings at the grocery store

You don’t have to be an extreme couponer to save money on your groceries. Here are nine things you can do to save your family about $200 a month...more


Make the most of your food dollars

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported a significant increase in the consumer price index for food. Although we can’t make prices decrease, we can shop wisely and manage the food we have to get the best value for our food dollars...more


Summer can create challenges for food budget

Summertime can pose challenges to the family food budget because children are eating more meals at home. Here are some tips to help keep costs down while providing balanced, nutritious meals...more


Resources to help you save

Information about several programs/resources including Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), food stamps, food pantries, WIC...more


Reduce your food budget

If it seems like you are spending more money every time you go to the grocery store, you are right. A little planning with some minor changes can help you eat healthy without breaking your budget...more


Squeezed by rising food prices?

Small changes in your shopping and food consumption habits can mean saving big money at the grocery store...more


Living on less: Tips for stretching pennies

Weekly headlines in rural Missouri tell of layoffs, business closings and the financial state of the region. It’s not a pretty picture....Living on less can relate to money, food, transportation, clothing, entertainment and extras. Living on less doesn't always mean doing without, but it takes some management...more

Cost of Thanksgiving meal decreases in 2009

Since 1986, the American Farm Bureau Federation has conducted a survey about the cost of Thanksgiving dinner. This year, the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal is lower than it was in 2008...more







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