food costs

12 Ways to Save Money on Food

Whether you're planning out family dinners, buying snack food online or bringing your lunch to work, there are many ways to cut down your food costs.

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

If you can reduce the cost of your monthly fixed expenses, you will find your budgeting is much more successful and you%u2019ll have less stress about saving money. With that in mind, here are 5 simple ways to cut your monthly expenses.

Consumer Prices Hold Steady for Third Time in Four Months

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July from June, as a small drop in energy costs offset slightly higher food prices. The consumer price index hasn't changed since March, evidence that the weak economy is keeping inflation in check.

Walmart Takes Another Bite Out of Its Grocery Prices

If you shop at Walmart for groceries, your food bill is about to shrink. The nation's largest retail chain is looking to provide some extra financial relief to its shoppers by offering lower prices on grocery items every day, Reuters reports.

Consumer Prices Up as Gas, Clothing Costs Rise

Consumer prices rose modestly in January on higher costs for food, gas, rent and clothing. But economists downplayed the increase, saying inflation will likely ease in the coming months as prices for raw materials level off. The consumer price index increased 0.2 percent last month, after a flat reading in December, the Labor Department said Friday.

Christmas Dinner by the Numbers

The holidays are a time for nostalgia -- and stuffing your stomach to the brim. So why not combine the two by taking inventory of a typical Christmas dinner, from eggnog to fruitcake, and comparing today's prices -- and, in some instances, portions -- to those of yesteryear?

Global Food Prices Highest in 20 Years

Global food prices are the highest in more than 20 years as rising oil prices stemming from civil unrest in the Middle East have caused the cost of items like cereal, dairy products and meat to increase, a United Nations agency said in a report released Thursday.

Jails are on budgets too!

I recently read about a jail in Maryland cutting back on supplies for prisoners. The ideas included limiting inmates to three rolls of toilet paper...