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Overcoming Grocery Store Tricks and Traps
I was flattered when Kevin responded to my query in a recent post about sharing some of the secrets used by the retail food stores to relieve us of some of our cash. In the real world, it actually does happen. Think of it as grocery store tricks and traps - they use them all the time, and they're so Continue Reading
Steps to Help You Cut The Cable TV Cord
The trend is growing to cut the cable TV?cord with American families. An estimated 3.74 million (3.7%) US TV subscribers cut their TV subscriptions between 2008 and 2012, to rely solely on Netflix, Over the Air, Online and other services to replace their cable television service. 1.08 million (1.1%) Continue Reading
Quick Tips to Save Money on Groceries
This is going to short and to the point. If you?ve read my earlier post on using coupons, some of it may sound familiar, but some of the suggestions are so simple they?re worth repeating. And they'll help you save money on groceries. First and Easiest Danielle Wagasky knows from firsthand experi Continue Reading
7 Ways to Better Couponing
Five years ago a show surfaced on TLC called ?EXTREME COUPONING? that purported to show how average people could save enormously in their grocery shopping by using manufacturer?s and store coupons. Viewers watched in suspense as the shoppers piled their purchases on the belt, then waited in breathl Continue Reading
Save Money By Taking Better Care of Yourself
In?Is Now A Good Time To Go On A Diet?, we talked about using a diet as a way to save some money. As most of us understand, typical diet plans are expensive, requiring membership in the diet program, the purchase of healthier but more expensive foods, or even the purchase of food and meals directly Continue Reading
Why Bundling Services Might be a Bad Deal
Companies are always trying to get us to take their bundle plans, neat packages that promise a veritable one-stop shopping trip for all of our communication needs. Cable TV, internet, land lines, cell phones - they?ll load them all into a pretty little bundle for us and provide a nice discount for d Continue Reading
How Frugality Becomes Counterproductive
One year ago ? just about to the day ? I took my first stab at this topic in Why Earning More Money is More Important than Frugality. It was one of the most popular posts I?ve done in the five years that I?ve had this site up and running. It seemed for a while that I?d covered the topic as thoroughl Continue Reading
15 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill to the Bone
When ever we start looking to save money, the first place we tend to look is the grocery budget. One of the reasons we do this is because, unlike a house payment or a car loan, grocery shopping is a true variable expense. It?s an expense we have a large measure of control over which makes it a natur Continue Reading
Finding Less Expensive Ways to Buy Meat
Lately I?ve been doing a series of posts on grocery shopping. I suppose this is in response to the very noticeable ? but underreported ? increase in food prices. Today I want to focus specifically on meat, since it represents a disproportionately large share of the typical grocery budget. Meat is ge Continue Reading
ALDI Review – Does it Live up to the Hype?
My wife and I have been looking for new places to buy groceries. Food prices are rising, and there is only so much coupon clipping you can do. Sometimes you just have to find new and less expensive places to shop. On Wednesday, in Do You Really Save Money at Dollar Stores I considered the use of dol Continue Reading