Posts by Kerry K. Taylor

How to cut the cost of a food allergy diet

Living with a food allergy is not only life-altering, but the cost of getting safely fed can be hard to digest. A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that food allergies can cost families thousands, with expenses upwards of $4,200 US per year depending on the allergy, caregiver requirements, and expenses for…

5 Ways to Stop Overspending on Your Kid's Birthday Party

I used to think children’s birthday parties were casual events featuring a cake, some balloons, and maybe a round of Pin the Tail on the Donkey in a humble family home. I was wrong. Over the years my daughter has attended birthdays, some of which may have rivaled the cost of weddings. There are…

The Instant Pot: How a kitchen gadget can change your life

The Instant Pot is a 7-in-1 multipurpose cooker that has shot to the top of shoppers' lists. It can sauté vegetables in minutes, cook a whole chicken in 20, stew delicious vegan meals, and even make yogurt! After using mine for three years, I know it's a must-have for busy parents, students on a budget,…

How Unit Pricing Can Help You Save Big Money on Groceries

You're standing in the cereal aisle looking for the best deal on a box for breakfast. With so many sizes, packages, and competing brands to choose from, which do you buy? If you're like most people you grab the 'Value Size' – or the biggest box – because buying in bulk is always a deal, right? Maybe…