The idea of a family dutifully sitting down together every night at the kitchen table may seem like a thing of the past. Eating healthy meals together is often difficult for busy families to achieve. But if the Obama family can do it, so can you!
Why not turn the challenge of eating healthy on a budget into an opportunity for quality family time? Here are five ways your family can celebrate with better meals for less:
1) Make a healthy meal plan.
Approach your meals like a family budget. Start out each month by sitting down together to make a meal plan for the month. Kids can get involved in picking out recipes that look good, and be in charge of preparing their picks.
Think about ways to make sure you get the most for your money. If a recipe calls for an ingredient that’s cheaper to buy in bulk, figure out a couple of other recipes you can make to use the extra.
Here are some good blogs with cheap and healthy meal ideas to get you started: Read more
Ambition is great in many things, but setting your sights too high can backfire. To make big goals happen, it’s important to take them one step at a time — and celebrate your achievements along the way.
Dave Ramsey has seven “baby steps” he recommends people take on the path to financial fitness.
Baby Step 1: Amass a $1000 emergency fund.
Start by making sure you have some backup savings ready. If your car breaks suddenly, or you have some expensive health problems, it won’t immediately wipe you out if you have an emergency fund to fall back on.
Bonus Kasasa Tip:
There are tons of ways to save money. A lot of it’s just a matter of getting into the right mindset. Once you start to approach every spending decision with savings in mind, you’ll find the savings come easier.
We offer a lot of tips to save money, but one of the best and easiest ways to save more is to open an account that makes saving automatic.
Kasasa Saver works like a savings account in that it’s designed to encourage better saving habits. For those concerned about how to save money, they take out some of the extra effort and make it part of an intuitive process.
How Savings Accounts Help You Save
- Savings accounts provide a distinct place for you to tuck away your extra money.
- Savings accounts also set up a sort of psychological wall between the money you use for your day-to-day life activities, and the money that goes into that special category of “savings.”
- They further encourage that mental barrier between the two accounts by allowing a limited number of withdrawals.
- Savings accounts often include extra incentives for saving more. The more you save, the more you earn.
The Academy Awards® are my Super Bowl. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a football fan – but I’m an even bigger movie fan. I love everything about the Oscars®. When else can you hang out with friends, critique red carpet fashion, play Oscars bingo, cheer when your favorite actor wins, and groan over the host’s bad jokes?
My Oscars party is a tradition I look forward to every year. As with every party we throw, my husband and I agree it’s important to set (and stick to) a budget. So with fun and financial responsibility in mind, here are five tips to help you throw your own award-worthy, budget-friendly Oscars party this March 2nd:
5 Tips To Throw An Award-Worthy, Budget-Friendly Oscars Party
Thought to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the 2008 collapse of several major financial institutions — along with the government bailout of others — helped propel the United States into a four-year-long recession. The crisis damaged the reputations of many financial giants and caused lawmakers and consumers alike to take a hard look at their relationship with big banks.
Almost six years after the crisis, over 200 community banks and credit unions teamed up with Kasasa and commissioned Harris Poll to conduct an online study to determine how consumers feel about their banks today. Polling more than 1,000 U.S. adults (ages 18 and up) in December 2013, the Consumer Banking Insights (CBI) Study found the damage caused by the financial crisis is still on the minds of most Americans.
See the full infographic below.