From Irene LoRe, Executive Director of the Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District and owner of Aunt Suzie's restaurant:
I have a very big cheap streak about certain things. I have always bought the cheapest shampoo you can get. You know the one, comes in all different "flavors", 15 oz. for $1.29. It used to be very plentiful on the shelves but now, everyone is penny pinching and it's actually become hard to find... and only the expensive stuff is left!
Save $$, buy generic. Most times there is no difference between house brands and name brands...only the price! This is especially true of over-the-counter medicines.
Shop wisely. You worked hard for your money!
So, what's your favorite money-saving tip for these tough times? Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.