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Beans and Rice and Beans and Rice

I have set myself a goal of paying off my $10k credit card in the next 6 months. After I cut out all luxuries, entertainment, eating out, new items for myself etc, the main variable is food. I have trimmed the fixed payments where I can and accepted the ones I can't. I need to feed myself, my partner, my 9 year old daughter and my dog. Please help me do this as cheaply as possible! Short term pain, long term gain and all that. [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Jun 3, 2014 - 48 answers

Too much, yet never enough: residual anxiety over spending

There was a time in my childhood when my family was poor. Our situation improved as I grew up. But I must've somehow picked up this anxiety about things such as food and clothing. It doesn't exactly interfere with my life, but it can be a waste of mental energy and makes things a bit less enjoyable. Do you have any suggestions for me? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 15, 2014 - 18 answers

How can I save money on food?

How can I save money on food if I live in a place with roommates and an inoperable kitchen? Assuming that nothing in the kitchen works and that I work a full time job, study part time, and my roommates are overgrown slobs who I never see and don't really care about my opinions or thoughts.
posted by antgly on Dec 29, 2013 - 40 answers

Send me away, please.

I left my holiday vacation planning until the last minute and I'm at my wits' end as to where I can take a warm, relaxing vacation at any time between Dec. 21st and Jan. 5th without spending my life's savings. Any ideas or frugality resources? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

I need a drink

I'm really embarrassed to be asking this question but apparently I've been embarrassing my husband with cheap wine. I don't know whose wrong here, so I'm asking you. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2013 - 93 answers

Pleasant Peasant Fare

Help me stretch my budget with new 'old' recipes? Looking for 'heritage' meals that might be technically challenging or time-costly, but use cheap ingredients. [more inside]
posted by Catch on Jul 15, 2012 - 22 answers

What diet book would best fit my need?

What diet book would you recommend that includes low cost, pre-made meal plans with shopping lists included? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can I live cheaply?

Cheap living + possibility of a job = where in the US? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on May 6, 2011 - 14 answers

What's a cheap, reliable A/V laptop?

Help me find an inexpensive laptop for my DJ/VJ gigs. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

You pay for WHAT?

What things would you would never consider paying money for, once you learned how easy it was to do/make/fix yourself? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 4, 2010 - 102 answers

How can I make my rented flat warmer? On the cheap, if possible?

I'm renting a flat and it's cold, and it's going to get colder (I'm on a 1 year contract in the alps). Is there anything noninvasive (preferably cheap, but I'm ok to spend if it's really going to work) that I can do to warm the place up? What sort of portable space heaters give the best performance for electricity/gas? Are there any decent renter-based guides to improving insulation? [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 14, 2009 - 26 answers

How to master ________ cooking on a tight budget?

I need to eat cheaply. Can I do so while extending my cooking ability in a specific direction? What cuisines, categories, or focuses can my home cooking pinpoint while living on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Cheap cellphone plans for 1-to-1 calling?

90% of my calls are to one friend in another state here in the U.S.A. I might also consider buying this friend a cellphone as a gift and paying the bills. What's the cheapest option for doing mostly 1-to-1 calls: a "family plan", or maybe prepaid? [more inside]
posted by Stoatfarm on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Where to live in Boston?

Boston Filter: Where should I live in Boston? 20 minutes, or less, from Tufts Medical in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by objdoc on Aug 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels.

Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 21, 2008 - 35 answers

Can I make my own delicious Aquafina water at home?

I love Aquafina bottled water. There's something in it that makes it taste much different than other bottled waters. Still, it gets expensive. What's in it that makes it taste so nice and can I make my own at home? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Feb 21, 2007 - 31 answers

Wedding ring - $500; Wedding - $2000; Honeymoon: $600; Spending the rest of your life with your soulmate - Priceless

Poor college student filter: I'm getting married, and have very little money. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Jan 5, 2007 - 38 answers

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