Inflation Has Peaked (Maybe)? But What About Prices on Food?

Some pretty good news hit the books this week. The inflation numbers we’ve been dreading to hear every month seem to have peaked for the first time in over a year. We can’t be sure, but it seems that fuel prices are downward trending, going under $4.00 a gallon for gasoline on average in the U.S. and used car prices are down as well.

Frozen foods in supermarket representing prices on food

Airfares are also finally declining and then there’s the new jobs report that shows they are growing. All these are indicators that better times may be around the corner. But what about prices on food? Where are we now and is that good news too?

Continue reading“Inflation Has Peaked (Maybe)? But What About Prices on Food?”

Becoming a Vegetarian Has Many Benefits and Could Actually Save You Money

Over the years, we’ve heard a lot about trying to eat healthier, and eating veggies and fruit is often touted as one surefire way to do that. But let’s be honest here. Living in the good old U.S.A, eating meat is the primary way that we dine and that starts when you are just a child. Perhaps you remember the old commercials…“Beef, it’s what’s for dinner”. Hamburgers and hot dogs are our go-to foods and red meat is our primary preferred way to dine. At least that has been my observation over the last 70 years.

Spring salad representing becoming a vegetarian

But these days, during high inflation, vegetarianism is growing particularly among non-whites, and there may be some good reasons for everyone to at least consider it. One of those reasons is this: becoming a vegetarian can actually save you money!

Continue reading“Becoming a Vegetarian Has Many Benefits and Could Actually Save You Money”

A Spoonful of Savings Helps the Medicine Go Down: How to Save Money on Medications

When you don’t feel well, whether it’s a random headache, a temporary infection, or a chronic illness getting you down, the last thing you want is to spend more and more money to feel better. The cost of medicines and prescriptions has been going through the roof, but what choice do you have but to spend on them? Here’s how to save money on medications you need.

Pile of pills representing how to save money on medications

The Good News

The good news is that there are several ways to help save money on medications. As I’ve gotten older and accumulated more health issues, taking medications has become a daily routine for me. It can really eat up a lot of your budget even when you are being careful. In my case, I spend about triple what the average person spends a year, running into several thousands. Here are some of the ways you and I both can help control costs, even if you need meds every day.

Continue reading“A Spoonful of Savings Helps the Medicine Go Down: How to Save Money on Medications”

5 Reasons Why Buying a New Car Now Is a Terrible Idea

Have you been thinking about buying a new car these days and drooling over them every time you see one or get bombarded by them on commercials? Well, get a grip on yourself and your wallet right about now before you begin heading out to the car dealership.

Woman getting new car keys representing why buying a new car now is a terrible idea

That feeling that comes the moment a dealership hands over the keys to the brand new car is unforgettable. But a brand new car is not the right option for you right now. In fact, it is a terrible idea.

Continue reading“5 Reasons Why Buying a New Car Now Is a Terrible Idea”

Why Gift Cards May Suck and Why They Don’t!

For decades now, gift cards have become a “basic” for most of us as just another way to shop and give as gifts to our family and friends. I can remember my days as an executive with the Macy Corporation when they became first an idea and then ultimately a real money maker for the company. That was then and the profit motive was in my brain and blood. But when it comes to the reality of gift cards, are there cons to them? I mean, for you, do they actually suck?

Hand holding gift card representing why gift cards may suck

Remember Gift Certificates? (Yes, They Still Exist)

I once had to make a presentation to the Board of Directors about expanding the sale of gift certificates at the chain of department stores I worked for back in (as Adam F. Goldberg would say) 1970-something.

Continue reading“Why Gift Cards May Suck and Why They Don’t!”

9 Steps to Save on Groceries Even When Inflation Is Setting Records!

We are all waiting to hear some good news about the inflation numbers. It seems that on every newscast these days we have to hear about grocery prices going up, gas prices at new all-time highs, and not much news about what we can really do about it all except to buy less and still spend more. But today I feel a little bit like “Superman” because Super Saving Tips is here to save the day! You can save on groceries even when inflation is setting records and I am going to show you how!

Supermarket aisle representing how to save on groceries

How to Save on Groceries During High Inflation

Step #1 – Prioritize your budget

More than ever you really have to think about what you need when you shop. Know what’s necessary and know what can wait. Budget only for your “needs” first and then see if there’s room in there for the “wants” on the list.

Continue reading“9 Steps to Save on Groceries Even When Inflation Is Setting Records!”

What Are Drip Fees and Why Should You Care?

Welcome to our new post-pandemic inflationary hidden-cost world where the economy and the bills we pay are not always what you expect them to be. Hidden tricky fees are popping up more and more and are lurking everywhere, whether you pay attention or not, and you should. There are many names for these fees. But they all fall under one group heading called “drip fees”. So what are these drip fees and why should you care?

Water dripping representing drip fees

We All Know Prices Are Going Up Right Now

For quite a while, months and months and even years, we have been seeing that what we buy is costing more and more every time we shop. Like everything else in life, once you experience something like inflation and rising prices—you read about it, hear about it, and pay for it—it becomes more real to you and almost what you expect to happen until it stops.

Continue reading“What Are Drip Fees and Why Should You Care?”

Summer Retail Sales Mean Big Savings If You Know Where to Look

Please note this post contains affiliate links which help to fund this blog at no cost to you. Thanks for your support!

We are just a few days away from the “official” beginning of summer and that is despite the fact that the pools are already open, the beaches are ready, and the temperatures in many places have already hit 90 degrees and higher! But trips to the beach, backyard barbecues, and those lazy vacation days ahead aren’t the only hallmarks of summer. There’s the great shopping and summer retail sales to look forward to, and consumers this year can add even bigger bargains to their lists.

Young woman with shopping bags representing summer retail sales

No surprises here, but guess what? Thanks to the 41-year high in inflation, there are even more reasons right now to shop and save. Summer retail sales 2022, here we come!

Continue reading“Summer Retail Sales Mean Big Savings If You Know Where to Look”

Want to save even more?

Join our community today to get our weekly emails including blog posts, updates, saving tips, and more.