By Rachel Singer Gordon
We all need to do more with less these days. As the Great Recession drags on, and the price of everything from gas to groceries continues to rise, here are the top ten tips to help you live on a shoestring budget.
Plan Your Purchases
Plan your purchases of everything from groceries to diapers to personal care items. Don’t shop for what you run out of, what looks tasty, or what you feel like eating this week. Instead, plan your shopping around loss leaders, sales, and what you already have at home. When you stock up on items at their lowest price, you automatically save every time you shop from your pantry rather than paying full price at the store, and you