Hello Fresh Review – Fast, Easy, Fun, and Cheap Meals to Make at Home

Hello Fresh Review

For the past few months, my wife and I have been testing out Hello Fresh. So, I thought that it would be fun to tell you what we found in a Hello Fresh review on Money Q&A.

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We’ve actually really loved the HelloFresh service! Here’s why…

Hello Fresh Review – Fast, Easy, Fun, and Cheap Meals

Hello Fresh Review

What is Hello Fresh?

You’ve probably seen the Hello Fresh commercials on television. They seem to be everywhere lately. Hello Fresh is one of the many meal subscription services that delivers prepackage and proportioned ingredients right to you doorstep each month.

The Hello Fresh meals typically come in portions for two people. They have just the right amount of ingredients to make the recipe. And, the recipes are simple. They’re easy and fun to make. Each meal comes with its own recipe card to help you prepare the meal.

What is Hello Fresh?Hello Fresh typically costs around $79 per month for three prepackaged meals that you make in your own kitchen. There is a discount available to try your first order for $40 off that brings the cost down to $39 you first month.

You get to pick which meals you to order through their smartphone app or website. They typically give you eight to ten different meals to choose from on the list. And, meals aren’t repeated throughout the year.

You can download the recipe to recreate them again later if you want. That’s what my wife and I have done for our favorites. There are several recipes prepared by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver too.

If you’re not in the mood or are going to be out of town, you can delay or skip as many shipments as you want as well. It’s really easy to make changes through the Hello Fresh smartphone app or website.

Why I Love Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh sends all of the meals pre-proportioned. In the box with your main ingredients, they send small jars of any ingredients, spices, and condiments that you may need from the recipe.

The directions are easy to follow. And, they come in a nice recipe card that you can keep in order to make the recipe again. They’re super simple to follow.

Another great thing about Hello Fresh is that their recipes use interesting and ingredients that you may not normally cook with. One of our favorite meals has been mahi mahi with Israeli couscous. If it were not for Hello Fresh, I would have never tried Israeli couscous. Now we’re cooking with it

The meals are healthy. Each meal is a healthy dinner with protein, vegetables, and a starch. It’s two perfectly balanced portions for two people.

There are also vegetarian options and larger meal sizes for families if you want to choose those options.

Hello Fresh Review

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How To Store Gold and Precious Metals – Where To Hide Your Gold

How To Store Gold and Precious Metals

Do you bury your gold like a pirate? Or, do you hide your gold and other precious metals in shoeboxes sitting around your house or under the bed? Do you know how to store gold and other precious metals to keep them safe? Many people love investing in gold, silver, and other precious metals. They can make a great addition to your investment portfolio and round out your primary retirement investments in your Roth IRA and 401k retirement plan. But, many people don’t even realize that they can take physical possession of their gold and precious metals. There are two schools of thought on where to keep assets like precious metals. You can take physical possession of your investment in … Read more

Diversify Your Investment Portfolio with Forex via XTrade

Trade FOREX with xTrade

Trade FOREX with xTradeNo matter what stage of your life you are in, it is important to consider your investments and to think forward with regards to your money. Whether you are a young professional that is just starting their career, or an experienced veteran with a diversified portfolio, you want to be sure your money is safe by investing in as many different places as possible.

This means keeping a rich portfolio of mutual funds, stocks, government bonds, and other investments. But did you know that forex and online currency exchanges can also be a great investment tool for savvy traders?

Read on to discover how forex trading can help you round out your portfolio and successfully grow your savings.

Why Use XTrade?

There are so many different currency traders available online nowadays. So how do you know which one to choose? Without a doubt, one of the best platforms to choose is XTrade. This platform is quickly growing and has a large online following, as you can see on their Linkedin page here.

The broker offers its traders tons of tools on their online portfolio to help them successfully make forex trades. The platform is available 24/7 on both mobile and desktop applications which means that you have access to their service whenever you need. Similarly, they have an extensive support team to help walk you through any problems you may encounter with the platform.

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Five Reasons To Lease a New Car Instead of Buying One

Reasons To Lease a New Car Instead of Buying One

In the past, I’ve been a staunch proponent against leasing a car. But, I’ve started to soften in my old age. I can start to see both sides of the argument. And, I recently took the plunge and leased a car instead of buying one. There may be a few reasons to lease a new car though. Leasing a car doesn’t give you ownership in the car. It’s sort of like long-term renting. At the end of the lease, you have to return the car. But, most car dealerships will let you purchase the car at the end of your lease instead if you want to do so. The Dangers of Leasing a Car There are definitely some dangers to … Read more

Should You Work for a Rideshare Company Like Uber or Lyft?

What You Need To Know of Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare Driver

What You Need To Know of Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare DriverThere are hundreds of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers in the U.S. (amongst other drivers working for smaller rideshare companies), and the demand for their services continues to grow each year. Have you ever thought of becoming a Lyft or Uber rideshare driver?

Whether you’ve used Uber or Lyft for a ride before and now you want to try it from the driver’s side or you’ve been looking for a relatively easy way to make a side income, there are several things you should consider before signing up to work for a rideshare company.

Becoming a Lyft or Uber Rideshare Driver

Are You Eligible to Drive for Uber or Lyft? 

Not everyone with a car can sign up to drive for Uber or Lyft. Rideshare drivers harming their passengers is a relatively rare occurrence but nevertheless something that happens enough times to warrant a few restrictions on who can sign up to be a driver.

Uber’s driver requirements are similar to Lyft’s driver requirements in that you must be 21 years old to drive (Lyft requires its drivers to have had active licenses for at least one year) and you must pass a basic background check (Lyft also checks your DMV record for driving-related incidents).

Vehicle requirements for Uber are pretty simple: your registration must be kept up-to-date and your vehicle must be 2000 or newer (2005 or newer for select cities). You should also keep your vehicle clean and well-maintained for your passengers.

Vehicle requirements for Lyft include: the car must be 2004 or newer (2006/2007 or newer in some major cities), it must have four functional doors, all seat belts must be functional, the tires must have enough tread, the A/C and heat must work, and more.

Deliver Food as an Uber Driver

Working as an Uber driver is a great way to earn a little extra money. But, if picking up strangers isn’t your favorite idea, then you may want to consider picking up their food instead.

UberEATS is a great program that’s gaining steam around the country. You make money by bringing food directly to people from the restaurants around town that they love. Depending on the laws where you live, you may be able to deliver with your car, bike, or scooter.

Here’s how you can sign up and make money as an UberEATS delivery driver

The Auto Insurance Dilemma

Working for a rideshare company with only personal auto insurance is generally a huge no-no. If your insurance company finds out before you disclose your new gig as a Lyft or Uber driver, they could cancel your insurance policy.

Luckily for Uber drivers, you have access to the company’s commercial insurance policy while you have passengers in your car. When you’re offline, Uber doesn’t cover you at all. But once you turn on your Uber app to start finding passengers, total liability coverage of $100,000 per incident ($50,000 for injury and $25,000 for property damage as well) kicks in.

\Once you accept a passenger’s request for a ride and drive to pick them up, insurance coverage of up to $1 million for liability, $1 million for uninsured/underinsured motorists, and collision and comprehensive auto insurance (with a $1,000 deductible) cover you as a registered Uber driver. This insurance covers you for the duration of the ride until you drop off your passengers (at which point the $100,000 total liability coverage replaces the $1 million coverage until your next passenger).

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The Importance of Talking About Money (Even When It’s Hard)

Love Your Life, Not Theirs

The following is a guest post by Rachel Cruze, who you may know also as Dave Ramsey’s daughter. An incredible speaker and author in her own right, Rachel has a new book coming out in October, “Love Your Life, Not Theirs“. If you’d like to submit a guest post on Money Q&A, please check out the site’s guest posting guidelines.

Some of the most difficult conversations you’ll ever have will probably involve money. For example, consider these statements:

“How much did you spend on that dress? You didn’t even tell me about it!”

“Retirement is only five years away, Dad. Do you think you’ll be ready?”

“Josh, I can’t keep loaning you money if you aren’t going to pay me back. Sorry, I know you’re my brother, but I can’t do it again.”

Ouch. Those are probably going to be difficult discussions, right? But even though they’re difficult, those money conversations are absolutely necessary.

The Importance of Talking About Money

Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel CruzeIn my upcoming book, “Love Your Life, Not Theirs, I discuss the seven money habits you need to live the life you want. One of them is simply this: Talk about money, even when it’s hard.

What should you do when . . .

Your husband won’t stick to the budget? Talk about it.

Your parents aren’t prepared to live a comfortable retirement? Talk about it.

Your brother won’t stop asking you for money? Talk about it.

Yes, it won’t be easy. You may even have “words” or shed a few tears. But, ultimately, it’s one of the habits you have to practice to have a healthy relationship with money.

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