This is a guest post from Gary Foreman, a former purchasing manager who currently edits The Dollar Stretcher website. This article originally appeared here. You can follow Gary on Twitter. As a country, we spend an unusually low percentage of our income on food–roughly 10 percent by many accounts. As food prices spike on one end and the sustainable movement pushes [...]
One of the biggest obstacles to success with money is waste—of any kind. One of the largest problem areas in many people’s budgets is buying food. Do the two intersect in your life like they do in ours?
It seems that so many lunch and small non-sit-down places are asking for tips than ever before. Is it customary and expected to tip at these places?
I’m sharing the receipt from my most recent trip to the grocery store, which is perfect for a demonstration of a short analysis I go through after almost every trip to get food.