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The Price Is Right

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I know that we're all going through rough economic times. A lot of individuals state that in order to have and maintain a nutritious and balanced diet the cost is very high. I totally disagree.

I should explain, I am a senior citizen and my husband and I live on a fixed income. We've lived through many a recession (granted not as long as this one) and we lived on my husband's earnings. I learned from my mother-in-law who lived during the depression years on how to shop. I also learned from my sister-in-law how to create a meal (at that time it was for 5 people) using coupons and shopping the ads.

I still do the same thing that I did 48 years ago. Granted, the coupons are now not doubled, but I find that by shopping the ads and by paying cash (instead of using a credit card) that I can purchase meats, vegetables and fresh fruits and still save money. LOL, not a lot of money, but I can save a few dollars as well as loose change.

Just a suggestion, try shopping the ads; use cash and whatever change you receive set it aside in a jar or box and watch how quickly it multiplies. Maybe you're asking how much I spend on groceries per week -- I allow myself $80.00 a week for groceries. And each week, I usually have $5 - $6.00 (plus some change) left over. The monies left over are what I consider my fun money. Once a month, my husband and I go out for lunch -- we always use a coupon so lol it's a treat we allow ourselves.

If you're interested in some of my shopping ideas, let me know and I will post them each week. Just know the price is right irregardless of what weight loss plan or method you are using. Thanks for stopping by and have and make it a great day.
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