Food and Grocery Savings Tips From Around the Web

Advice from personal finance bloggers about how to cut food expenses.

If you hadn't noticed, chickens are incredibly popular right now. It's become trendy to have a few roaming in your backyard -- so much so that residents in communities across the country have been pushing for revisions to zoning ordinances to allow them in urban areas. One reason for chickens' growth in popularity is that they're viewed as an inexpensive source of organic eggs. But does having your own chickens really save money on eggs? Julie Sparrow Carson of The Monied blog recently did the math in her post Dollar Averaging the Chicken Coop. She claims the savings might not be all they are, well, cracked up to be.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.