Food

Work

Most Free Office Food Is Full of "Empty Calories"

Sure, it tastes delicious. But pizza, bagels, and donuts are not the cornerstones of a nutritious diet, and that's mostly what you get at work—especially when the grub is free—according to a new study.
Funto Omojola
1.22.19
spending

How to Do a Zero Dollar Day—And Why You’ll Want to Try It

Drop your spending to nothing to find out where your money actually goes and start taking control of your finances.
Amanda Bert
1.4.19
spending

25 Things You Never Need to Buy

Easy ways to save money, be kinder to the environment, and be a smarter consumer all year long.
Gina Ragusa
12.27.18
Food

Where to Buy Beer and Other Booze for Cheap

We went on a mission to find the lowest prices on champagne, vodka, liqueur, and beer. Here's what we learned.
Jana Kasperkevic
12.18.18
Free

Eating Organic Is Affordable at This Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store

It's part of a movement to fight hunger, food waste and spare the environment.
Anne Gaviola
12.5.18
money brain

Don't Buy This: Make Your Own Face Mask for $3 or Less

You can make a face mask or scrub with as few as two ingredients for a fraction of the price of store-bought products. Here are six recipes you can whip up at home on the cheap.
Kelley MacDonald
11.29.18
spending

How to Survive the Holidays Without Going Broke

Create a simple holiday budget that you will actually want to stick to—one that even leaves room for an eggnog latte or two.
She Picks Up Pennies
11.27.18
money brain

Most Money Advice Is Worthless When You’re Poor

Savings tips are classist garbage and belong in the trash.
Talia Jane
11.8.18
Travel

I Conquered My Debt to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

I felt more in the four months I was on the trail than I had in the 20-plus years that came before then. But to realize my dream, it took an education in frugality to claw me out of financial ruin.
Ayesha Cording
11.6.18
spending

Don't Buy This: Pre-Chopped Fruits and Vegetables Are a Big Waste of Money

Don’t let your chronic laziness get the best of you. Simply taking the time to chop food yourself can save $100 a month (or more).
Jubilee Baez
10.29.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Refund Nearly Every Regrettable Purchase You Ever Make

Here’s what you need to know about returning anything from fake Yeezys to a plane ticket you just paid for—no matter what.
Gina Ragusa
10.22.18
money brain

People Told Us the Hilariously Cheap Things They Do to Save Money

From rinsing out used paper towels to dumpster diving for a new couch, here are the sometimes embarrassing—and always clever—ways we avoid spending even a penny more than absolutely necessary.
Jubilee Baez
10.2.18
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