Thrifty Spending Issue 102

FEATURE ARTICLE:  The IRS is giving taxpayers impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing an additional three months to file their taxes.

The extension automatically applies to anyone who lives in Suffolk County, Mass., which includes Boston.



MONEY SAVING TIP:  Cut your food budget in half

We all lead busy lives. And it’s too easy to throw money at “quick” food solutions because we’re too tired to figure out a better way to function. But the food budget is the single easiest way to reduce expenses and derive more satisfaction out of everything you eat.



DID YOU KNOW…that your weight could determine the price of your plane ticket?

Samoa Air has begun charging higher fares for heavyset people, stating  such a system is not only fair but the future for other airlines.