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Bring Back The Brown Bag: Saving Money On Lunch The Old-Fashioned Way

By Cait Murray.

Studies show that eating out for lunch can cost between $1,500 and $2,500 per year. However, with some planning, you can spend as little as $5 per brown-bag lunch. Five meals a week, times $5 per meal, times 48 working weeks equals only $1,200, adding $1,300 to your year. Interested? Here are three tips to jump-start your new lunch habit!

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How to Pay for College

By Craig Boivin.

College is an amazing experience that often comes with a hefty price tag. With annual costs for private, not-for-profit universities averaging over $39,000 and even public four-year schools coming in at more than $17,000, paying for college can se...

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Consider a Farm Share!

By Cait Murray.

Every summer, I listen to my co-workers and friends talking about the delicious meals they’re making from the items they received through their farm shares. A farm share, also known as CSA (Community Sustained Agriculture), is an agreement between individuals or families and farmers. People buy into the farm as members at the start of the growing season (usually fall or winter), and in exchange receive a weekly share of the farm's harvest. In addition to veggies, some farm shares offer meat, eggs, milk, or even flowers. Farm fresh food all season? Sounds good to me!

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