Cut your grocery bill in half-with America's cheapest Family, by Steven and Annette Economides. In this book we find practical advice on cutting down on your grocery budget with out cutting out taste or healthiness. From planning ahead, buying in bulk, preparing meals etc..As well on tips on how to make this work for you by giving you more free time.
A lot of the advice in this book is really good, its mostly stuff I've heard of before, but still a great reminder. They do teach a lot on how to make your time work for you. Definately a must read for those who are facing financial struggles and needing to cut down on costs, but not willing to cut down on quality. I really did enjoy this book!!! A definate addition to any library!!
A family of seven spending only $350 a month on groceries seems unbelievable, but The Economides (yes, that's their real last name) are doing it! The grocery shop once a month, and for the most part only cook once a month as well, and they save major bucks at the same time. In this book, Steve and Annette share their strategies on saving money on the everyday items. They have some great tips on how to plan your shopping day (where to go, what to look for), how to buy what you need at the lowest price, how to store what you've bought in bulk, cooking all of your meals in one day, and so much more. This book covers a lot of ground, and has some great pearls of wisdom (and the Economides don't shy away from attributing their success and happy lives to God). They cover not only ways to save money, but ways to stay healthy, have more time with your family, and giving to others. The main piece of advice throughout the book is PLANNING. That's the key. This family has wonderful suggestions for getting you onto the right path, and they speak from experience (giving you examples of things not to do as well, which can be very important!).
Having recently cut our income in half when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom, I have already put into practice some of what was suggested in this book, but found so many more things I plan on implementing into my budgeting, shopping and planning. In the middle of reading this book, we found a deep freeze for free and promptly claimed it so that I could really begin the stocking up and freezer cooking they suggest in the book. To read the whole book and look at the big picture can be a bit overwhelming, as there would be a lot to take on if you tried to do it all at once... the Economides suggest trying it a little at a time. I would definitely suggest this book to anyone looking to cut grocery costs, trying to tighten their budget a little in whatever areas they can, or who just want to find a more efficient way to shop and cook for a large family! Now, if I could just get my act together and start really putting this stuff into practice! (I'm trying, I'm trying!)
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"Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half with America's Cheapest Family" by Steve and Annette Economedes is a great book for families looking for interesting ideas and tips to cut costs at the grocery store or when dining out. America spends much of their income on food supplies and families need help understanding some the best ways to economize whether during a recession or not. Because I am that someone who loves to save a dollar or penny any place I go, I like learning about cost saving strategies that will save my family money. There is a lot of information in this book and if you are not careful you can feel over whelmed by all of the to do tips. There are tips on shopping smarter, couponing, cooking at home vs. eating out, and stocking up on food while spending less money. But more important is the reminder that spending time eating together as a family is critical for the family unit. The Economedes made saving and cost cutting a family affair and taught their children how to save money, live a productive life, and do so within their means.
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I was excited to see this as a book we could review since I love "saving money". Thank you Thomas Nelson for this insightful book to read and review.I lost my job last year when the Christian Book store I worked for closed. That put a whole new outlook on how to shop and save money. I started coupon clipping and that was a wonderful cost cutting measure. Now, that everyone is doing it, the coupon world has changed. That is why this book is so valuable. It showed me ways to cut costs and eat healthy without clipping coupons. My favorite chapter was -Cooking That Will Save You Time, Money, and Sanity. There are tons of ideas from buying in bulk, once a month cooking, make haste not waste and how to stretch cooking and leftovers. There is also a chapter for organizing and stockpiling which is very helpful in saving money. I learned new tips on how easy it is to freeze things I did not know you could freeze. Another fun chapter is on Money Saving Tools-great tips on time savers from pots and pans to slow cookers. In each chapter there are tips from ladies all over the U.S. which are interesting. The extra bonus is recipes in the back which I can't wait to try. This is a wonderful informative book-great for singles, newlyweds, and empty nesters. We all want to save money and the Economides have really nailed how to do it.