Removing value-added cuts of beef from the chuck increases profits for producers while offering consumers lower-cost, high-quality steaks. The meat that is left over is usually sold as ground chuck.
How could you tell your parents how to live and spend their money?
Most of us have it; tools, toys, knick knacks, collections, clothes, files, school papers, tech gadgets, appliances, etc.
If your income is low enough that you do not need to file, then it is extremely unlikely that the IRS would later request that you pay tax. However, by filing a simple tax return, the statute of limitations starts to run out, and the unlikely chance becomes a zero percent chance.
Saving money is easier said than done. You have every intention to set aside money each month, but somehow life gets in the way. Listen to the audio.
This is the time of year you should remember the old adage, "If it's too good to be true, it is."
A tax refund can rev up your budget for a different set of wheels. But go slowly and drive the best bargain possible when car shopping. Watch the video.
VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that provides free tax preparation assistance for low-income earners.Watch the video.
Get a manila folder or large envelope and leave it where you open your mail. Put 1099, W-2 and any other tax forms in it as they arrive.
Frugality doesn't mean that you are deprived. It means that you take control and learn to prioritize spending.
If you watch TV news programs, read newspapers/magazines, are on Facebook, or talk to friends and family that are even slightly interested in politics, then chances are you've been hearing about the Affordable Care Act.
Run, hide or fight.
Country of Origin Labeling for meat products was written into the 2002 Farm Bill. Almost a dozen years later, however, the saga continues.
Each year more than 4,000 Americans lose their life to fire and approximately 25,000 are injured.
There's an arms race between consumers and the people who try to rip them off. The new battlefield is the Affordable Care Act. Banking on fear, uncertainty and doubt, scammers are working to separate you from your money, identity and health-care information. Listen to the audio.
Before investing in a solar-power system, look at the energy efficiency of your home.
Small changes in your shopping and food consumption habits can mean saving big money at the grocery store.
The older adults saw untrustworthy faces more honestly and more approachable than the younger adults did.
Do you plan on saving a little bit from each paycheck but somehow at the end of the month you find there is nothing left over to save?
The following are general-interest home and consumer life Websites from the University of Missouri. Browse the menu on the left for sites on more specific home and consumer life topics.