Maybe I was just hungry this week, but a lot of my financially related links happened to be about food!
CNN reporter lives on food stamps for a month
What’s it like to eat with a food budget of $176 a month? Some frugal families may find that plenty for one person, others can’t even imagine it. What about nutrition? Too many carbs, too few fruits and vegetables. Reminds me of this breakdown of foods by how much 200 calories costs.
Who moved my Parmigiano?
Banks in Italy are buying and storing Parmigiano Reggiano as a hedge against “the expected future devaluation of other assets and defaults in their portfolio.” This wouldn’t work in my house… because I’d eat my hedge.
How Much Water Does Pasta Really Need?
It is a surely the sign of the times when the NY Times is asking if we really need the entire recommended 4-6 quarts of water to properly boil a pound of pasta. But I was interested anyways, since I’ve been boiling pasta in a lot less water for years, with the primary reason being to save time with my slow stove.
Guide to Buying TIPS on the Secondary Market
The Finance Buff has a guide on buying individual inflation-protection bonds on the secondary market. It’s kind of like buying individual stocks as you can make market or limit orders, but with different variables like yield-to-maturity. For more advanced investors.
Card Issuers: How Can We Make You Go Away?
For specifically targeted customers, credit card companies are offering $300 or 10% of your balance if you pay your debt off and close your account. Dang, where’s my offer Citibank?