Save On Food - Ten Tips

To save on food, be an opportunist. Buy what you like, but buy on sale. Do you need oranges every day? Buy them when they're cheap, then buy grapefruit or orange juice when it's on sale. Opportunism is the key to low-cost living in general. You get everything you like, and lots of variety, because everything goes on sale once in a while. Here are ten more ways to get cheap food.

1. Stock up during sales. We recently bought 20 or 30 cans of tomato paste on sale for 10 cents per can. That's cheap food. You can do this with all non-perishables.

2. Try store brands. Some are as good as name brands and some aren't, but all are cheaper. Test them, maybe without telling the kids.

3. Buy fruits and vegetables in season. They are at their highest quality at the point where the price is the lowest.

4. Garden. Gardening can be a great way to stay in shape, and can help you save on food as well.

5. Fruit trees. Even if you don't like to garden, you can have a fruit tree or two that take care of themselves. We love to snack on the grapes and peaches that grow behind the house.

6. Double coupon deals. If a store near you doubles the value of your coupons, buy the smallest size of the coupon item. A doubled 50 cent coupon saves you $1 off a $2 package of toilet paper, but the $1 package is free.

7. Buy by pound or piece. Buy the large pieces of produce when priced by the piece, and you'll get more for the same price. Conversely, buy small pieces when priced by the pound. If you get four bananas for the price of two large ones, you'll still only eat one at a time, right?

8. Plan your shopping. Saving on your grocery bill isn't just about cheap food. It's also about not buying things you don't need on impulse.

9. Use a small cart. If you can't carry too much, you'll buy less.

10. Never shop for food when hungry. Eat a meal first and you'll save on food you don't buy. This simple idea has saved us a lot.

Steve Gillman has been studying every aspect of money for thirty years. You can find more money saving tips and useful information on his website; http://www.EverythingAboutMoney.inf o

Creating A Household Budget

Creating a budget can be a very difficult task. Although we as consumers know that... Read More

Budgeting is Essential for a Single Mothers Success

Today many women are struggling with debt and it's even harder if you are a... Read More

Know Thy Finances

The first step to financial success lies in knowing your financial situation at any given... Read More

Photo Checks ? A Great Alternative in Checking

It's the little things in life that make it interesting. Everyday life can be so... Read More

Credit Card Debt ? Watch Your Credit Report and Your Bill

Most consumers are aware of the importance of their credit report. This document, offered to... Read More

Strategies for Success

Holy Shenanigans! More STUFF?Loosing one's business due to lack of personal control is a sad... Read More

How To Free-Up 10% to 15% of Your Income

Would you be interested in freeing up 10% to 15% of your current income? Just... Read More

Do You Really Need the Power of Money Management Software?

I have been a loyal user of Quicken(R) for more years than I can remember.... Read More

Portfolio Planning can Lead to Irreconcilable Differences

The judge had to ask the question, and we had to answer it in order... Read More

Your Dry Cleaner?s Double Standard

Women are charged more for dry cleaning services. Don't fume, find a better way. While... Read More

How to Obtain a Non ChexSystems Bank Account Without Being Scammed

Predatory lending exists in the mortgage industry. It's typically when a mortgage broker add's on... Read More

Kundalini Lessons - Money

I've been going through and interesting growth period lately that I thought I'd share, as... Read More

A Fresh Start for Family Finances in 2005

While 40% to 50% of us make New Year's resolutions on January 1-a ritual that... Read More

Budgeting is Bothersome

It doesn't take much for you to get behind on monthly bills, but it sure... Read More

Top 10 Ways Managing Your Money Is Just Like Riding a Bike

An avid cyclist and bike racing fan, I sit transfixed during the many hours of... Read More

What?s New in Checking ? From Designs to Photos

Just about everyone has a checking account. Checks present easy ways to make payments and... Read More

The Changing Shape of Family Finances

Super-mumsIt seems that the proof of maternal efforts is no longer found in the pudding... Read More

10 Tips to Make Sure Your Financial Budget Will Succeed

You've analyzed your past expenses, put them into spreadsheets, loaded Quicken with all of your... Read More

Budgeting Your Way to Financial Freedom

Financial freedom cannot be achieved without budgeting. Budgeting involves tracking your sources of income and... Read More

Vesting and Your 401(k)

Do you have a 401(k) retirement account? Are you vested yet? Before you move on... Read More

Grocery Savings - Your Kitchen is a Goldmine!

Your food budget is the most flexible area of your household budget. Grocery savings will... Read More

How To Place an Online Order for Checks ? It is Easy as 1-2-3

If You Have an Existing Account and 5 Minutes, You Can Place Your Online Order... Read More

Single Mother and Learning how to Save

Saving may seem easier if you were saving for a new car, or a vacation... Read More

Reduce College Debt with Scholarships

Six Scholarship judges were sitting around an oval table. Forms were piled into 50 boxes.... Read More

Retirement Income Needs---Less Than You Think?

It is widely written that you need 75% of your present income to maintain your... Read More

5 Steps to Healthy Spending Habits

Next to our physical health most of us are primarily concerned with our financial health,... Read More

If I Had a Structured Settlement, I Would Use It to Pay for Gas

Has anyone been to the gas pumps lately? Soon $3 a gallon will be the... Read More

Check Facts and Figures

Are you a check fanatic? Don't worry, you aren't alone. Millions of consumers write checks... Read More

Honor Those Who Serve with Checking Account Supplies

Our global society has had a wake up call in the last five years regarding... Read More

College Expenses: Seven Ways to Save on an Education

Many people graduate from college owing thousands of dollars in student loans. It isn't uncommon... Read More

Debt Management ? More Ways to Save on Gas Consumption

The price of gas continues to climb, and with continued uncertainty in the Middle East,... Read More

How to Draw a Personal Budget that Works

Many people spend their little income haphazardly without any planning and end up getting broke... Read More

Ways to Save Energy and Slash Electricity Bills

1. Lighting & Light Bulbs Install low energy light bulbs in rooms you use... Read More

I Want to Buy a Home - Now What?

If you were to ask 100 women "What would you like to achieve financially?" Buying... Read More

A Quck Lesson in Saving Money

Did you have a piggy bank when you were a child? I did. Mine sat... Read More

Financial Security

1) HOW TO LOOK FOR A JOBA) The Chronological Curriculum:1. First and foremost you have... Read More

The Wonderful World Of Address Labels

Ever wonder where address labels come from? Avery® is perhaps one of the most well-known... Read More

Why You Should Seek Professional Help With Asset Management

Everyone needs to maintain their lives. What I mean by that is that we all... Read More

Students Investing in Their Future Need to Manage Their Finances Today

With the A-level results coming out, the long wait for UK school leavers hoping to... Read More

Personal Loans For Homeowners ? One Of The Numerous Rewards For Being A Homeowner

You no longer look at the pictures of homes cause you yourself bought one. Well,... Read More

Five Secrets for Long-term Financial Success

Future financial success is not a guarantee that any one of us can rely upon,... Read More

What Are We Teaching our 2005 Graduates about Money?

Now that we are in the month of June I can't help but wonder if... Read More

Bank On It: Places to Hide and Invest Money

Today I passed a thermometer at a bank that read 110 degrees, but I am... Read More

7 Simple Ways To Save Money

Each of us knows how to spend money, but do we really know how to... Read More

Identity Theft is a Major Problem: Whose Responsibility is It to Protect the Consumer?

We have heard a lot about consumers' personal information getting into the hands of identity... Read More

Benefits of Personal Finance Software

In this age of information, keeping track of your finances does not mean an archaic... Read More

What Happens if You Die Without Making a Will

If you die without making a Will in the UK, the state will decide who... Read More

Top 10+ Ways to Jumpstart your New Year?s Finances!

Of course, these don't have to be done in any particular order! Just pick one... Read More

Save On Food - Ten Tips

To save on food, be an opportunist. Buy what you like, but buy on sale.... Read More

Saving Money - The Magic 20 Percent

Saving money is not easy and is made more difficult if you have a short-term... Read More