This is a guest post from Gary Foreman, a former purchasing manager who currently edits The Dollar Stretcher website. This article originally appeared here. You can follow Gary on Twitter. As a country, we spend an unusually low percentage of our income on food--roughly 10 percent by many accounts. As food prices spike on one end and the sustainable movement pushes … Continue reading Why I Expect 10% Food Price Inflation
Buying in Bulk for Singles and Small Families
A reader recently asked about how to effectively buy in bulk while living in a small apartment and being single. I offer some simple ideas for making this work.
10 Steps to Reducing Food Waste
One of the biggest obstacles to success with money is waste—of any kind. One of the largest problem areas in many people’s budgets is buying food. Do the two intersect in your life like they do in ours?
Do You Tip at Non-Sit-Down Restaurants?
It seems that so many lunch and small non-sit-down places are asking for tips than ever before. Is it customary and expected to tip at these places?
6-Step Analysis of a Grocery Store Receipt
I’m sharing the receipt from my most recent trip to the grocery store, which is perfect for a demonstration of a short analysis I go through after almost every trip to get food.
The Grocery Sale Challenge
I recently filled my grocery cart with 95% sale items. Do you think we can hit 100%? Are you willing to try it with me? Join the Grocery Challenge.
Weigh In: Is a 10% Tip Acceptable?
On last week’s tips for calculating your restaurant tip, Carol writes in the comments: Personally, I still think 10% is a good tip. A little more is nice if service is absolutely great. 20% may be a sign of the times when people wanted to look like big spenders for whatever reason. What an interesting … Continue reading Weigh In: Is a 10% Tip Acceptable?
The Quickest Way to Calculate a Restaurant Tip
Many people are simply not that great with math. If you've ever thrown your hands up helplessly at the restaurant when trying to calculate a tip, this one's for you. There's a quick trick I use to calculate my tips that doesn't require pulling out the cell phone and finding my calculator app. Here's the … Continue reading The Quickest Way to Calculate a Restaurant Tip
Stop Wasting Time and Start Clipping Coupons!
Guest posted Joel Ohman looks at the benefits and drawbacks of clipping coupons, including who should take the time to do it!
Eat Well, Lose Weight, and Save Some Money
Over the past month, very quietly and in the comfort of my own home, I've been conducting a little experiment by eating less food. What have I accomplished?