When it comes to financial and economic concerns, all of us, from business leaders to average Joes, have more than enough on our plates. It seem like our bank accounts are being drained, almost like that scene from “O, Brother, Where Art Thou” wherein Delmar says to George, “Friend, some of your foldin’ money’s come unstowed.” Like all of our hard earned cash is flying out the window of a moving car. However,.it doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of ways to save, as long as you know where to look.
First and foremost, let’s start in the grocery store, which is where we’ll be making our most frequent and most necessary purchases. One great way to save in the grocery store is simply buy off brand products. While there is a stigma upon buying off brand items, this is nonsense, as the vast majority of the time, the off brand items are as good as their name brand counterparts. Just keep your eyes on lower shelves as the name brand products have a monopoly on eye level shelves, making them the automatic purchase for casual shoppers.
Another way to save in the grocery store is to abstain from buying pre made foods such as frozen pizzas. These items are convenient, but you’re paying extra for the convenience. Instead, cook your own meals from fresh ingredients. This will save you a ton of money in the long run. Just wait and see.
Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for sales and coupons. Retailers like BuyBuy Baby employ frequent sales to drum up extra business, and coupons are a part of that. With these tips in mind, hopefully you’ve found the financial garlic to your monetary vampire.