Several women have been anointed with the title of Coupon Queen. But whose coupon-clipping, money-saving skills are so impressive that we should bow in awe of their majesty?
Personal finance blogger Len Penzo brought together a panel of very opinionated people—11 members of his family—to compare national brands of cookies, kielbasa, tortilla chips, and other foods with the equivalent products sold under the store brand of his local Albertsons supermarket. The blind taste-testers included Aunt Doris (how …
Tired of seeing shoppers migrate to Wal-Mart and Target for buying groceries, traditional supermarkets in southern California like Vons, Ralphs, and Stater Bros. are stepping up with discounts and promotions galore to attract customers.
Shoppers are closely watching what they buy, and supermarkets are watching and quickly reacting to how those shoppers spend. The result is change in grocery store aisles: Nowadays, you’re more likely to find discounted items (even in Whole Foods) and inexpensive store brands, and you’re much less likely to see fancy coffee bars or pricey …
People will pay for quality. Even during an economic crisis. Even when the people involved are self-described cheapskates.
Just about everywhere you spend, there are simple ways to save. Here’s a roundup of stories with tips for spending wisely—and not getting taken for a sucker—at flea markets, the bank, the grocery store, and in your own home.