Lately, I’ve been focusing on saving money on food, and eating more healthy. Just recently it dawned on me that sometimes all it takes is a change of attitude, or reframing a situation in order to make the most of it. The reduced section of my favorite grocery store is where I started…
I learned a little something a while ago from a little old lady savvy senior citizen who didn’t even speak English. I was in the produce section, picking up some vegetables, and saw a lady with a shopping basket nearly full of bagged carrots. (Maybe she was a rabbit lady – like a cat lady [...]
Stockpiling is a concept that when used correctly can save you a bundle on household goods and groceries. Used incorrectly, it just creates waste and you end up buying more than you would ever need. There are specific goods that I tend to “stockpile” when I see a real bargain – like canned goods, paper [...]
Food is great and is a necessity to keep you healthy but also can take quite the dent into your bank account. Over the last three years I have learned a few tips to help keep food spending to a minimum. The first and most important way to save is by using your meal plan [...]
As part of my new lifestyle and cooking routine, I was looking for ways to save on meat since it is the most expensive item on most of our shopping lists. I like chicken and it’s relatively cheap, so I searched a bit online. I found you could save a bundle by cutting up your [...]
With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, and my new profoundly skeptical yet compelling interest in coupons, I went to several coupon sites to collect coupons for hot dogs. I found several for two brand names I recognized, Oscar Mayer and Bar-S, both brands that my local stores carried. I searched further and even got [...]
Not long ago, I started teaching myself to cook. Not just cook in the “average guy” sense of grabbing a box of macaroni and cheese and defrosting a burger, but really cook. Saving money on food by cooking from scratch. This is a radical departure from my former life of dining out most of the [...]
When faced with an expense of any kind, I take a few moments and think it through. What do I need – not what do I need to BUY, but what do I need to accomplish?