July 20, 2008

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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