Tag Archives | Groceries


The Three Expenses You Have to Get Right

Financially, I’m all about sweating the small stuff. Even though I don’t like the word “frugal,”  if you followed me around for a week you might describe me that way. I bring my lunch to work almost every day, reuse plastic bags, and almost always order water in restaurants. However, I’m also all about sweating […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming the Single Greatest Financial Fear, 3 Ways to Keep Identity Thieves at Bay, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is Americans’ greatest financial fear (USA TODAY). Do YOU share this concern? If so, get in the habit of paying yourself second. Yes, second. 3 sneaky ways identity thieves can access your data (Time). Recovering from an […]

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How to Be a Smart Organic Food Shopper

One of the key challenges to eating healthy is doing so without breaking the household bank. That’s because eating healthy means not only eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, it means choosing organic food.  Add food inflation to the mix and it’s easy to conclude that you can either spend smart or eat healthy – […]

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Picking A Fight With Food Inflation

For many families, food is one of their largest expense categories.  And you’ve no doubt noticed that food prices have been on the rise. It’s obvious to me that there are fewer discounted items at the grocery store these days.  And, when I reached for a can of one of my favorite brands of coffee […]

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Are You a Two-List Shopper?

You’ve heard it for years: Never go grocery shopping without a list.  But did you know that even list users typically have two lists?  There’s the list in their hand and the list in their head.  As reported on MSN.com, a new study found that 75 percent of shoppers entered the store knowing they were […]

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More Amazing Tales From Super Couponers

If couponing were a sport, Jill Cataldo and Nathan Engels would be Olympic champions.  As reported by ABCNews.com, Cataldo’s weekly grocery bill runs between $40 and $60, and that’s to feed a family of five.  Engels spends almost no money on groceries; he hasn’t had to buy toilet paper since 2007 thanks to the three-year […]

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Smart Shopping at the Grocery Store

For most families, the grocery store is one of the most frequently visited retail stores. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive in spending wisely when doing what can feel like a routine chore. As pointed out on MSNBC recently, “Marketers have put more thought into grocery stores than any other type of store […]

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Is Frugality Fading?

Frugality has been all the rage during the recession. But now there’s some evidence that our money-saving ways may be going by the wayside. A CNN.com story noted that the personal savings rate dipped in June after several months of strong growth. And, while an HSBC survey found that 85 percent of people have modified […]

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Save on Organics

Organic food may seem like a splurge right now, but when it comes to our health spending less may ultimately cost more. A short piece on Consumer Reports recently reported on five ways to save on organics. In addition to the obvious suggestion to buy store brand organics, the article included links to organic food […]

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Let Your Mouse Do The Walking

The Internet is littered with electronic coupon sites, so which ones are best? MainStreet recently listed its five favorites: RetailMeNot.com (users submit coupon codes and feedback as to which ones work); CouponCabin.com (monitors over 1,200 online stores for new coupons); FatWallet.com (has over 800 merchant partners and a cash-back feature); CouponMom.com (offers helpful free instructions […]

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