If you're going to successfully navigate the minefield that is personal finance, one of the things you must be is flexible. You have to be able to recognize when something is not working quite right and tweak your methodology. I recently ran into … [Read more...] about A Tweak To Grocery Shopping That Could Save Your Budget!
I shut the door after putting several bags of groceries into the back of the van. I commented to my wife that the coupon served exactly its intended purpose. The look on her face signaled I was going to have to explain myself. The night before, my … [Read more...] about Coupons Aren’t Meant To Save You Money
Image courtesy of patpitchaya at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I pride myself on my meal planning and grocery shopping efficiency. I used to laugh at the emptiness of the cupboards and the refrigerator as the end of the week, but we always had food for … [Read more...] about Use It Up Challenge: I’m Not Going Grocery Shopping Next Week
It happens to me frequently. I pull out a loaf of bread, or what's left of a gallon of milk only to find the expiration date has passed. I visually inspect whatever it is I'm holding, then give it a good sniff. If it passes those two tests, what I do … [Read more...] about Would You Buy Expired Food To Save Money?
Back in April when I renewed my executive Costco membership, I vowed that I would start buying as many household items there as I could in order to take advantage of the 2% cashback perk. However, it would be foolish to just buy items at Costco for … [Read more...] about Cost Comparison: Is Laundry Soap Really Cheaper at a Club Store?
Walking through the produce section, I glanced down at my grocery list and saw that grapes were on the list. I rolled my cart to the cooler section stuffed with separate bags of red and green grapes. My wifeâ€™s words replayed in my head from when … [Read more...] about Sampling Grapes In the Produce Section: Smart, or Just Being Cheap?