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Inspection could be slowed or temporarily halted if the government sequester takes effect. These tactics will minimize the impact on your food bill.
Do the math: If it makes sense to pay a little more upfront, find room in your budget.
If money is an issue, try a little DIY. You'd be surprised how easy it is to make baby wipes or taco shells.
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