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Overpaying in This Economy’s a Crime; Are You Guilty?

Forbes recently published an article about household items you may be paying too much for these days. Common items like aspirin (it’s pretty much all made by the same process), fancy cleaners (vinegar and baking soda get a lot of things out, and Bar Keepers Friend isn’t costly), shampoo and other beauty products (most of […]

Welfare Soup, Good for You AND Your Budget

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

Many of us have changed our lifestyles in the continuing travails of the economic downturn. I know, the government says we’re recovering. Unemployment’s still high too. Oh, we’re buying more specialty foods, which is a good sign.

Some of us can’t afford those specialty foods, though. […]

Confessions of a Kitchenazi

Okay, so I started my New Year’s Resolutions a bit early; why wait? Besides, it was only a test run, to see if I liked it.

And I did.

I started keeping the kitchen scrupulously clean. That turned out to be a bigger challenge than I thought when I started. Years of bad habits are hard to […]

Eating Better, Spending Less

Eating healthy is now back in vogue. With the economy still sliding downhill, getting more for less money is on everybody’s mind.

So naturally, it’s time for your intrepid Chile Underground staff to jump on the bandwagon before it leaves the dock and flies off into the sunset without us…

Folks who’ve never cooked for themselves much […]

Solving the Breakfast Dilemma

Most folks are stuck in a rut when it comes to breakfast. What choices do they have? Fast food from the drive-through or the toaster; a quick bowl of cereal; maybe just coffee. Who has time to fix a real breakfast, except maybe on Sundays? Even then, we choose sleep, mostly.

Bad, very bad. Bad for […]