My Three Cents: Saving on Groceries, Where the Jobs Are

In DailyFinance's new video series, My Three Cents, personal finance columnist Regina Lewis discusses tips and trends affecting today's consumer market. This week's focus: grocery shopping, where the jobs are and buyer's remorse.


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dterraman

oh yeah, I want my GMO "organics"........the ovens will be baited with government cheese....

June 30 2011 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Why are these 'professionals' being enlisted and given super intellect status when all they are offering are common sense opinions. How many times have I listened to these 'gurus' only to say to myself, 'well duh!'

June 30 2011 at 5:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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regina

We'd love to make the material better & smarter, so keep weighing in & we'll do what we can ....

June 30 2011 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
regina

happy to take on something challenging .... throw it out there ...

June 30 2011 at 9:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Shortstuff

OK, do any of the complainers have a better plan? I'd like to hear it...

June 30 2011 at 4:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
sasha

Never was a union man and have had lukewarm feelings about them for years, but what I have been seeing the GOP doing since November is everything it cans to demonize the workers and cast them as the burden of society. The end result of all this is when the unions are gone, corporate America will pay what it wants and then the jobs will be everywhere. There will be employment coming back, but better plan on assaults on minmum wage laws and further reductions in salaries even in white collar jobs. You will also see product liability and worker safety laws being touted as bad for business and bad for the economy.

June 30 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bushsnitemare2

WHILE 80% OF AMERICANS FAVOR THE RICH TO PAY MORE IN TAXES, THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING AGAINST THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BY WANTING TO GIVE MORE OIL SUBSITIES AND MORE TAX CUTS TO CORPORATIONS WHO ARE ALREADY MAKING RECORD PROFITS. WE'LL SEE HOW THIS WORKS OUT FOR THE REPUBLICANS COME 2012.

June 30 2011 at 12:12 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

mare, Dems are going agains America by shoving Socialism down our throats.

June 30 2011 at 10:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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alucky1128f8@aol

AMEN SISTER !!!!!!.

June 30 2011 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
bushsnitemare2

WHILE 80% OF AMERICANS FAVOR THE RICH TO PAY MORE IN TAXES, THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING AGAINST THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BY WANTING TO GIVE MORE OIL SUBSITIES AND MORE TAX CUTS TO CORPORATIONS WHO ARE ALREADY MAKING RECORD PROFITS. WE'LL SEE HOW THIS WORKS OUT FOR THE REPUBLICANS COME 2012.

June 30 2011 at 12:12 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

The rich don't have enough money to fund Dem give-a-way programs.

June 30 2011 at 10:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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alucky1128f8@aol

AMEN SISTER !!!!!!.

June 30 2011 at 11:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
HiRoader

Yeah.., But they have enough money to lobby the entire Washington DC government .., Dictate policies via budget cuts, deregulations & tax breaks.., set themselves up for better "profit margin".., Take advantage of government subsidies (corporate socialism/welfare).., tax havens, out sourcing.., foreign diplomacy tampering.., In regards to 300% oil profit margin., job shortages, wars that are draining essenial tax dollars from the economy.., What would happen to those profits if wars ended the recession recovered?... Could the conservatives campaign for trillion dollar war cost., corporate wartime contracting., nation building, budget cutting, tax breaking (to stimulate) economy... They CAN'T!.. But it has been profitable MANIPULATION for the corporate jetters since "eminent threat"... Republicans are purposing a lobbied infiltrated Washington DC, Low cost (non-profit) attached American labor., taxes & business regulations minimized., Government subsidies to expand foreign investment... Corporate jet setters objective is profit.., By American domestic standards the corporate jetters in terms of profit$, wil not be obligated to any country in terms of profit$, To any international soveriegnty in terms of profit$, to any culture or religion in terms to their profit$ (just take their ball and run home if they don't get their way)... Can we continue to call & consider these profiteers Americans?.. AND if any Washington DC elected political officials continues to LOBBY for more tax breaks, deregulations and subsidies for the corporate jetters... are they still considered American?

July 01 2011 at 4:33 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
Doris

Not many of us are eating ''like we used to'!! Look at the ads for specials, and plan our meals for the week that
way. More pastas.......more casseroles........almost no ''eating out'' unless it's the dollar hamburgers once in awhile.
They even went back up this week....whopper jr....is l.99 now!

June 30 2011 at 12:11 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
dvdfrnzwbr

I have found myself cooking out of my dry storage pantry more often to hold off on a trip to the grocery store. Also stop by the Salvation Army Store and check Ebay before going to the Department store.

June 30 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
PsychedelicSpell

As the dollar deflates, and adding in the cost of transporting groceries. The price goes up. It is all tied into a failing economy.

June 30 2011 at 10:47 AM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
Robert & Lisa

We're having buyers remorse with Obama which we certainly can't afford.

June 30 2011 at 9:35 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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