Soup Could Save You moneyWho, Then, is Just Right?
Amy Rose Herrick, an investment adviser representative with Woodbury Financial Services Inc., offers the following consumer tip for surviving a shaky economy:
One week a month, eat soup two meals a day to temporarily reduce grocery expenses to free up cash for other needs.
Many condensed soups are less than a dollar a can and rarely more than $2 each for premium offerings. The old college standby of Ramen noodles are still less than 25 cents a serving.
If you averaged $1.50 a serving, in the period of a week, with tax you would spend less than $23 and have 14 meals covered.
Add a little variety with a bag of six poppy seed hard rolls, a loaf of artesian bread, a bag of carrots or other fruit and vegetable items, and spend only $5 more each week.
Use the money saved on groceries and meals out 1/2 to savings and 1/2 toward your bills.
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