Every single day I see people saving money with coupons. I see them get great deals; sometimes paying as little as $25 for a cart full of groceries.
Once in awhile I think, WOW! I need to do that! and I begin looking for coupons…until I remember why it doesn’t work for me.
Simply, I don’t buy many convenience foods. And convenience food manufacturers are the ones that publish coupons. When’s that last time you saw a coupon for fresh broccoli?
Healthy eating is a lost art. We count calories, cut out fats, carbs, or use fake sugar but we still gravitate toward foods with chemicals instead of nutrients.
According to Forbes Magazine Americans spend less percentage of their income on food than ever before.The average American, middle class, spent a mere 9% of their income on groceries, or about $90 out of each $1,000 they make. The percentage is slightly more for lower income households (12%) and slightly less for high income homes (7%). And, that isn’t all. A little over 40% of that food money is spent on restaurants. Continue reading