"Paying attention to all the thousands of ways we spent our money that make a tremendous difference." –Amy Dacyczyn, 1990
The latest census news says that 18% of households in Fairfield County, CT are considered to be in the top 5% of the wealthiest in the country. But, not everyone is part of that 18%/5% crowd. So, if you live here, and you wonder where your money is going, take a look at prices of oil, gas, electricity, property taxes food and cable 20 years ago compared to now. Frugality has always been around, but it’s more important now to find ways to live frugally. You’re not alone in your quest to look for ways to save, reduce and live frugally.
Wow, what a sale at ShopRite. Can’t say that about many stores in this day and age as grocery prices continue to rise. Be sure to get to ShopRite this week and next for the big stock up sale on various items. It’s worth the trip to build up your 2013 grocery stockpile!
Here’s an eye-opener: that great sale on untrimmed boneless chicken breast may not be that great after the fat is trimmed, but it’s even worse when you buy the chicken when it’s NOT on sale!
Though I carefully read Couponmom.com religiously, last spring I ended up getting CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue. My mind was just not willing to do the mathematical gymnastics and equations required to shop at CVS. But then “need” overcame my CVS avoidance.
The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible
The selection of coupons in the paper seems like slim pickings. But, don’t give up on coupons yet! We’ll all have to work together to get through the upcoming spike in food prices because of the drought.
Whether it’s during a coupon workshop or just a conversation with a friend, one of the most common questions is where to get coupons for healthy, organic food. Here are a few good, reliable sources for organic grocery coupons.
If you want a night off from cooking your own healthy fare, head to Tightwad Tuesday at Bridgeport’s Blood Root Restaurant for the best recipes you could ever want to sample for an affordable $10 (not to mention the spectacular view of Bridgeport Harbor…).
A recent article in The New York Times Magazine about couponing inspires yet another uncalled for hailstorm by misinformed couponing critics. Before judging, know that a majority of couponers shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store aisles using a combination of coupons and sales.
Even though I use coupons for better deals, I still go to PriceRite for a few key products that I can’t get a better deal on anywhere else.
Grocery store associates criticize couponers. Now, it seems like there are two camps: us (couponers) and them (grocery stores and people who hate couponers). This rift is ridiculous because we are all in this together: trying to save money on our grocery bills.
Out of napkins? Make simple paper napkins for less than pennies from a sheet of paper towels.
So many people are overwhelmed when it comes to spending money on stockpiling. It’s as simple as spending $10 a week out of your grocery budget to start a healthy stockpile.
You may think organic strawberries for $3.50 a clamshell at Shoprite is expensive, but when you find out why you should be eating organic strawberries, you’ll happily pay the price.