Category: Food and Beverage

Oct 23

Going Bananas

A warm and heartfelt welcome to any new frugal chimpanzees (and humans) to visit our site based upon this enticing title.  Read on.

Bananas are delicious and they’re good for you.  They’re loaded with lots of good stuff.  The problem is this – when you buy a slightly unripe bunch to give yourself a lead day or two before you start enjoying them, they all seem to ripen at Continue reading ...

Sep 16

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables And The False Value Trap

An important aspect of frugal living is an awareness of the False Value Trap.  The False Value Trap describes the false savings that you get buy buying an inferior brand of something that ends up costing you more in the long run or that is so inferior that it markedly reduces your enjoyment of the product.  Frozen vegetables are a good illustration of this trap.  Let me explain. Continue reading ...

Sep 14

Money Saving at the Grocery Store

One of the best money saving tips at the grocery store is to use a shopping list. Using a list enables the frugal shopper to get what they need and to get more for their money by helping them target key sale items. It also reduces the temptation to fill the chopping cart with impulse purchases. In short, a list works very well.

When I walk into the grocery store Continue reading ...