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Listen Up: Episode 22, Snacking and Spending Responsibly

Listen Up BY lindsay o'rourke 10/27/2015



On this week’s episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica on Heritage Radio, we’re talking about two topics that are essential in life: snacks and money (and, yes, snack money). We rattle off a grocery list of the delicious ‘n nutritious things that pull us back from the brink of hangry, and then we turn it over to finance writer extraordinaire Meaghan O’Connell, who helps us avoid that stomach-sinking feeling that comes with checking your bank-account balance (and, erm, thinking about retirement). Food and savings-starved people, unite!


Episode 22: Snacking and Spending Responsibly // LISTEN

Special and amazing guest: Meaghan O’Connell, former writer and editor at The Billfold and author of upcoming book And Now We Have Everything.

Let’s talk about: Hanger-management and personal finances—a classic combo.


The post-listen link-dumpage:


On snack essentials:

+ Peanut butter: Koeze Cream Nut Natural Peanut Butter or, for a quick shot of protein (don’t judge—Kylie Jenner’s into it, too), Justin's Peanut Butter squeeze packs.

+ Tahini: Hemsley & Hemsley’s tahini-feta dip recipe and tahini cookies like we had at Agno Grill.

+ Falafel chips or Maya Kaimal’s chickpea chips, paired with hummus or tuna salad.

+ Ka-me Rice Crackers, paired with mustard and sardines.

+ Nourish Snacks’ creations—our favorites are Mr. Popular and Mind Your Ps and BBQs.

+ Keenwa Krunch granola bites—mix into yogurt for some added crunchy texture.

+ The White Moustache date yogurt, because dates are totally underrated.

+ Friendship cottage cheese, with pineapple.

+ Mark Bittman on how to make-your-own microwave popcorn.

+ Popcorn seasonings: nutritional yeast, Tasting Table’s magic spice blend recipe, Old Bay.

+ Popcorn that’s already popped: Popkarma and Bjorn Qorn.


On getting up-close-and-personal with finances:

+ Books to read that’ll make you feel better, not worse: Suze Orman’s Women & Money and Beth Kobliner’s Get a Financial Life.

+ Simple—online banking with a great savings/goals feature.

+ Our favorite personal finance websites/resources: LearnVest, DailyWorth (check out this post), The Wall Street Journal, and The Billfold, of course.

+ For debt stuff, look into Ready for Zero.

+ For the investment-intimidated: download the Acorns app, read this article, check out Vanguard, and get mutual fund recommendations from Suze Orman.



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