Daily Archives: March 10, 2009

Budget Living – Groceries

This post is moreso to help me organize my thoughts for my project at the library. I’m starting a new program called Budget Living. Each month, I’m going to research and discuss a new cost-cutting method, little tips and tricks for everyone in my neighborhood. I work in a very low-income area of San Jose, so I think this new program will be useful. How to stretch the dollar. I’m currently perusing the book The Cheapest Family in the World, and trying to implement the tips into my own routine. Starting with groceries for April’s forum.

10 Tips To Cut Your Grocery Bills

1. Go shopping twice a month.

2. Prepare a menu plan at the start of week.

3. Take a shopping list and only buy items on the list,

4. Match coupons with sale items for the best deals.

5. Sometimes, generic brand items are cheaper than name brand with coupon.

6. Cooking from scratch is sometimes cheaper than buying pre-assembled, or packaged meals.

7. Don’t shop on an empty stomach

8. Look for items above and below eye level, they tend to be cheaper.

9. Don’t shop at just one store. Look at ads from all the stores in your area to find the best deals.

10. Stock up on sale items for non-perishables.

Today is Tuesday March 10th, 2009.
For the rest of the month I will be researching how to save money on my groceries, as well as keeping track of how much I spend when grocery shopping. I will implement these money saving tricks in April.

Teaser Tuesday (Mar 10th)

teasertuesdays3TEASER TUESDAYS, hosted by mizb17, asks you to: * Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers!

Here are my two teasers:

The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister

In her memories, it seemed Edward was always in a doorway, not quite there. As if she was the doorframe and the world was on either side.