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Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day

TFF reader, Wendy, wanted to put together a true menu to show readers how eating healthy on a budget can be literally accomplished for pennies a day. She’s retired…so, yes, she is on a small budget. Continue reading “Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day”

Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)

Regardless of the study that shows Fairfield County, CT has the most wealthy residents, prices have skyrocketed here in the past two decades. So, if you live here and wonder why you don’t feel so darn wealthy, there’s a reason. And as I mentioned in a past postit’s not always your fault!  Continue reading “Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)”

How Many Pounds of Boneless Chicken Do You Really Get for Your Money? (Not meant for the queasy…)

I wanted to see for myself just how much boneless chicken breast I’m really buying for my money after all the fat is cut off the poultry. It’s a bit of an eye-opener.  Continue reading “How Many Pounds of Boneless Chicken Do You Really Get for Your Money? (Not meant for the queasy…)”

Overcoming CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue: When It Pays to Do the Mental Gymnastics for Coupons and EBs

Though I look over Couponmom.com religiously, last spring I ended up getting what I call CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue. My mind was just not willing to do the mathematical gymnastics and equations required to shop at CVS. Continue reading “Overcoming CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue: When It Pays to Do the Mental Gymnastics for Coupons and EBs”

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible

Meatballs
I’m sticking to making my own meatballs after the failed dinner we had the other night with chef-prepared meatballs on sale at a high-end market. It would have been a huge waste of money had I bought more than just the one package.(Photo credit: 1JLS)

The other day I thought I was buying a great deal at Whole Foods Market. I had a coupon for $2 off of chef-prepared meatballs. I found them on sale, and I figured out that with the coupon, they would end up being about $2.66 a pound for decent quality, possibly grass-fed beef. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible”