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6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at a Grocery Store

Health
There’s a right way to do your grocery shopping — and, almost by definition, a wrong way. In search of higher profits, supermarkets try to woo you with products that are more convenient, but also more expensive. These products include ready-made items that can be prepared much more cheaply at home, produce you’d be better off buying in its simplest form, and non-food items that are significantly less expensive at other retailers.I asked a couple of budget-minded bloggers to help me identify which supermarket offerings can blow your food budget — and then I ran the numbers myself. (To avoid having the results skewed by the high grocery prices in New York City, where most of MONEY’s staff lives, I used pricing from a Kroger supermarket in Mount Pleasant, Mich.)Here are the items to avoid.Pre
Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Finance
Though stocks have had a bumpy ride this week, most financial professionals will advise you to leave your long-term investments alone.Yet there are certain circumstances in which you might want to act.Consider what happened this week: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 724.42 points, or 2.9 percent, to end at 23,957.89 on Thursday, its biggest decline since Feb. 8. The S&P 500 dropped to 2,643.69 following a 2.5 percent decline.The sharp drops came as President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on up to $ 60 billion in Chinese imports.In addition, news of the Facebook data leak has sent the company's market value down more than $ 50 billion this week and also had an impact on technology stocks.What's more, the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates this week may h...
9 Things to Add to Your Trade Joe's Shopping List This Spring

9 Things to Add to Your Trade Joe's Shopping List This Spring

Health
Maybe you intended to buy all your food locally this spring, and visit the farmer’s market so often you’d get to know every Bob, Dick, and Harriet there. Well, the best-laid plans can go awry—and there’s no shame in hitting the grocery store for the ingredients you need to cook at home (which is well worth the effort, for your budget and your health!)If Trader Joe’s is your go-to, here’s what we’d suggest picking up this spring. (Note: You won’t find snow peas and snap peas from Guatemala and Mexico on our list because we like to recommend food grown closer to home, which tends to reduce your carbon footprint. Wait till those are available locally if you can.)All prices represent what we saw in-store in Brooklyn, New York, in March, 2018.Vault No. 5 Cave-Aged Cheese from Jasper Hill (
6 Really Good Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Sugar

6 Really Good Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Sugar

Health
Want lasting energy? Less belly fat? Younger-looking skin? Of course you do! Here's all the motivation you need to break up with the sweet stuff. Kicking a sugar habit is challenging—even for the most strong-willed among us. See, research has found that sugar tricks your brain into wanting more and more of it. But there's good news. A little sweetness is okay—emphasis on little. The American Heart Association recommends no more than six teaspoons of added sugar a day for women. Also okay: the sugar found in whole foods like fruits and veggies, says Kimber Stanhope, PhD, a nutritional biologist at the University of California, Davis. "These naturally occurring sugars come packaged with good-for-you vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients." But if you can di