Grocery Shopping For the Frugal Family

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“I go in as if I’m going in for a military strike,” Annette says of her monthly grocery run, in a phone interview from her suburban Arizona home. “[The] planning and executing takes less time than the four times a week that most families spend at the grocery in the one time.”


ABC News - America's Cheapest Family Lives Debt Free

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America's Cheapest Family Lives Debt Free
The Economides Wrote the Book on Debt-Free Living

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America's Cheapest Family on the Yahoo Home Page

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videoAmerica's Cheapest Family on the YAHOO.com Home Page. This was a total surprise to us. One morning the emails started pouring in and one of them said, "You probably already know this, but you are the cover story on Yahoo.com."  Nope, we had no clue what was causing a deluge of emails. Here's what it looked like. . . . Life is full of little surprises.


Spending Smart - Clothes That Fit the Budget

Greg Karp

Clothing is a necessity, but spending a lot of money on it isn't.

Apparel expenses are low-hanging fruit to cut spending from a household budget. It's easy to save, look great and still wear name brands, if you know how.

A family of four spends an average of $2,850 a year on apparel and apparel services, according to the federal government's Consumer Expenditure Survey for 2005. That's nearly $240 a month. So it is an expense worth addressing.

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Budgeting Tips from America's Cheapest Family

Just about anybody can (and does) write about saving money. Browse the bookstore shelves and you'll find countless volumes with quick tips on turning the middle class into millionaires. I've read a great deal of them and haven't seen any like the one written by the self-proclaimed "America's Cheapest Family."

Steve and Annette Economides (yes, that's their real last name) aren't Wall Street wizards or economics gurus. They're parents of five children and they work hard for their money and want to get the most for it.

Savannah Morning News


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