Comments on: The Pinch in Your Pocket http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:10:21 +0000 hourly 1 By: Leah http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112186 Mon, 05 May 2008 16:55:13 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112186 I love this post! I’ve been using gas buddy for a little while now… my boyfriend sent it to me and I immediately sent it out to all of my friends 🙂

I actually just started a lil website devoted to pinching pennies… it’s been a habit of mine for years now so I just decided to start sharing my tips: http://bougieballing.blogspot.com/

One area I’ve really noticed a difference (aside from gas and groceries) is in the cost of my electricity and in the cost of my rent… ugh! I went to an interesting energy conservation talk by McKinsey a few days ago and man… somebody (grrr) is definitely getting rich off our domestic financial woes 🙁

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By: Los Angelista http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112084 Sat, 03 May 2008 04:23:59 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112084 It cost $47 to fill up our car this morning and I about died. What in the world! So, I’ve learned how to make my own soy chai lattes instead of buy Starbucks (only get it from Starbucks on Saturday morning), getting books at the library instead of Barnes and Noble, I paid all my credit cards off with my tax return and I quit watching TV two weeks ago so at least it’ll save the electricity because my husband isn’t letting the cable go. I’ve taken to hitting up every sale at JC Penny –they send these great coupons in the mail — I managed to get 3 pairs of jeans for my son (also known as the human weed because he grows so crazy) for $12 last week. I’m going natural so I haven’t seen a hairdresser in almost a year. What else? I’m plucking my brows instead of getting them waxed and I’m doing my own manicures/pedicures too. Saving tons of money that way!

We are definitely in for tough times. It worries me but I know if we cut back we’ll make it.

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By: Bebroma http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112083 Sat, 03 May 2008 00:44:53 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112083 Styleis20/20 — girl, this is what you do. You get your paper with the grocery circulars (ours comes out on Wednesdays, I think most do), and you take them out. Then you go through and write down anything really big on sale that you use (like Post Raisin Bran 1.68 a box, or whatever). Then you go to Wal-Mart, get your box of Raisin Bran, and if Wal-Mart has not cut the price to like 1.67 or 1.66 to undercut the other folks, when you get to the register, you tell the cashier that you have price match items, slap your Raisin Bran on the belt, say, this is on sale for 1.68 at Hy-Vee or whatever, and show her the ad. Then they give you the stuff at the sale price. They price match what is on sale at other stores. That way you aren’t running all over town trying to save money, when you’re really spending it in gas/time. They do not, however, match buy one get one free deals.

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By: Ursula http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112077 Fri, 02 May 2008 22:25:14 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112077 I’ve noticed food prices here in London going up as well. Same for gas prices and everything else for that matter. It’s all getting to be a bit much — particularly when you consider that whatever the price in the US, the exact same product is almost double here in the UK. Highway robbery if you ask me.

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By: UnalteredBeauty http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112053 Fri, 02 May 2008 15:07:22 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112053 Do you know that with gas costing as much as it does, there are people who will ASK me to take them to run errands and NOT offer to help pay for gas! Am I the bad guy for asking for gas money up front?

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By: Styleis20/20 http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112050 Fri, 02 May 2008 13:25:23 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112050 Islandgirl550—-OMG OMG OMG OMG … I’m in DC, MD If it;s up there then I know it will be coming to a gas station near me soon

Eminar—- VERY SACRY! If weather causes food shortages then the world is coming to an end. Let’s pray it dosen’t come to that.

Side Hustle—- Cant wait … I have a few up my sleve!

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By: Styleis20/20 http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112049 Fri, 02 May 2008 13:18:40 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112049 Would someone please tell ME about this price matching thing ASAP ! LOL LOL I need to know everything I can to save Hook a sister UP SOMEONE PLEASE?????????

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By: nolagirl http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112048 Fri, 02 May 2008 13:08:39 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112048 I for got one thing… I pay my credit acard balance in full everyt month. so when they offer promotions like 5% back on gas or groceries I can really save by using my credit card….
If you carry a balance I don’t think it would help as the interest rate is higher than that, but if now look for rewards where you can get them.

I look forward to the side hustle post!…

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By: Nikki J http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112037 Fri, 02 May 2008 01:49:01 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112037 My girlfriend and I were just talking about gas prices and how expensive everything is! I used to drive a Pathfinder but now I have a little Kia and its GREAT on gas. Although its about $38 for me to fill up (if I’m riding on E), it’ll last me for about 2 weeks. I try not to drive around too much, which is hard to do where I live. Everything is so far apart and public transpo isn’t that great. My husband and I have been shopping in bulk and get everything at Costco. I may look crazy with a industrial sized bag of rice but its gonna last. For fresh produce .I usually go to the Farmers Market in my neighborhood. Its cheaper and I know its comes from local farms. Also ladies, I would suggest getting a deep freeze. Like I said, I by most of my stuff in bulk. My meats get divided up and put in the deep freeze, same with my mega bags of frozen veggies. It helps save!

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By: Eminar http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112036 Fri, 02 May 2008 01:37:01 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/01/the-pinch-in-your-pocket/#comment-112036 I saw something scary today – the grocery store put a sign in the produce section explaining why some shelves were half empty: weather and gas prices have resulted in lack of supply and no trucks able to deliver what there was available. Help! 🙁 All the more reason to buy from local growers or grow your own if possible.

But I dont remember hearing about the weather affecting crops anywhere…

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