Maybe you’ll be rich someday. But let’s face it, you’re not there yet so here are some fundamental frugalities that can help you fight inflation now – and after you’re rich, for that matter.
Shopping bricks ‘n mortar
Before you check-out that cart, open a separate browser and Google “promo codes” for the company you’re shopping. If you’re a member, try AAA and AARP.
Shopping for services
Shopping for services? Once while on vacation, I flossed-off a crown, and the nearest dentist wanted $75 to re-cement it. When I asked “Discount for cash?” the doc pocketed the crisp 50 I offered.
Threaten to quit!
What if you found $20 on the supermarket floor?
You can save at least that much by buying in bulk – but not everything.
- AARP recommends stocking-up on bread which freezes well. Canned fruits and veggies and salmon and tuna are easy to store and have a long shelf life. As does pasta, and peanut butter.
- And stock-up when you spot a great deal on toilet paper, paper towels, tissues and napkins, plastic wrap, plastic storage bags and garbage bags.
- WORST foods to buy in bulk? Big containers of junk food, which go stale quickly. And cheese, which doesn’t freeze well. Because fish has high water content, freezing it too long can result in flavor loss. And olive oil has a limited shelf life.