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Time—Q&A: America's Cheapest Family Reveals How to 'Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half'

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Steve and Annette Economides have five kids and a monthly food bill that totals a mere $350. How do they do it? Among other things, through lots and lots of planning, strategic buying in bulk, utilization of their freezer, pantry, and Ziploc bags, and the occasional purchase of something called a chub.

The Economides, known as America's Cheapest Family, have a new book out called  Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half. They answer my questions on smart grocery shopping techniques and economical cooking below.

Time Magazine

USNews and World Report—10 Totally Radical Money Moves

US News and World

 Life's too short to be like everyone else. Be different. Consider these ten totally radical money moves. Are they over the top? Or can you see yourself using one of these money moves to radically change your financial life?

US News and World

Business Journal Deutsche Börse Group—The Money Rules

This magazine article is very unusual because we simply don't remember doing the interview that resulted in a four page articles complete with photos. We know that might sound strange, but extra photos from various photo shoots can be posted for other magazines to use and writers can gather quotes from various articles and put together their own story.

Business Journal Deutsche Börse Group

All You Magazine—Steal money-saving secrets from America’s Cheapest Family

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We spoke with Emily Hendricks from All You Magazine in August 2010. She wanted us to share several ways we save money on groceries by planning better, shopping smarter and storing what we buy, better.

All You Magazine

Every Day with Rachael Ray — Bulk Shopping

Everyday with rachael ray

We spoke with Nicole Jones who is the Food Editorial Assistant at Every Day With Rachael Ray. She was working on a column called Supermarket 101 which will appear in the September 2010 issue.

She was specifically wanting us to talk about the advantages of buying food in bulk. We focused on how we not only save money and time, but also how we store the food so that it doesn't go bad. 

Every Day with Rachael Ray

Bilanz—Switzerland's "Fortune Magazine" Article

Steve & Annette

This is an article which appeared in a Swiss business magazine. We have inserted a "cheap" (free) translated version of the interview in italics underneath each paragraph. If you are better at translating than Microsoft Word and want to send us your better version, we would gladly post it here (along with your name).

BILANZ Magazine

Handelsblatt Magazine— The Resurgence of Frugality

We don't understand German, so we ran this article through an online translation web site. We discovered that online translation tools aren't very accurate. If you can understand German, click on the link below and you can read the article as it was intended to be. If you can't read German, then enjoy reading the "translated" version.

Handelsblatt - Germany's Business and Financial Daily

Business Week Best Sellers List

Business Week Best Seller List

BusinessWeek's Best Seller list is based on a survey of chain and independent booksellers that carry a broad selection of books on economics, management, sales and marketing, small business, investing, personal finance, and careers. Well over 1,000 retail outlets nationwide are represented. Current rankings are based on a weighted analysis of unit sales in February.

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Business Week Magazine

Bottom Line/Personal — Money-Saving Secrets from America's Cheapest Family™

Bottom line personal magazine

Many people think it is stressful to keep an eye on spending, but being frugal reduces the stress in our house.

Unexpected financial setbacks, which rarely occur, can be remedied without major lifestyle changes. Our family members have learned to work together toward common goals. Our favorite strategies?

Bottom Line/Personal

Flagstaff Family Magazine — Cutting Corners

If you dread going to the store, but still want to save money, Annette and Steve Economides have some other advice. Although they do believe in pairing a coupon with a sale-priced item, they are not fanatic coupon clippers. Instead, they shop just once a month for their family of seven. Annette plans her menus around the weekly ads and then she and her husband spend several hours shopping. She'll take one day to cook 15 meals that she freezes. She believes menu planning and eating together as a family both help to save money.

Flagstaff Family Magazine
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