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11 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Food Stamps

Money Talks News Logo By Donna Freedman of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 12: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a government program formerly known as food stamps, is designed to help low-income Americans buy nutritious food. However, not every eligible food item is what you’d call super-nutritious. For example, you can use SNAP benefits to buy a fountain soft drink–— basically a glass of sugar water — at a supermarket or convenience store. You can get a bag of potato chips but not a rotisserie chicken. It’s OK to buy Red Vines licorice twists, but not a cup of red lentil soup from the deli. SNAP benefits are delivered as a monthly stipend to a special account. Recipients use an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card at the checkout. Some of what they’re able to buy might surprise you. Here’s a look. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million! Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free  financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

11 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Food Stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a government program formerly known as food stamps, is designed to help low-income Americans buy nutritious food.

However, not every eligible food item is what you’d call super-nutritious. For example, you can use SNAP benefits to buy a fountain soft drink–— basically a glass of sugar water — at a supermarket or convenience store.

You can get a bag of potato chips but not a rotisserie chicken. It’s OK to buy Red Vines licorice twists, but not a cup of red lentil soup from the deli.

SNAP benefits are delivered as a monthly stipend to a special account. Recipients use an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card at the checkout. Some of what they’re able to buy might surprise you. Here’s a look.

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement

A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million!

Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

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