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50+ Shopping: Do YOU fit the profile?

Posted on 06/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Your LifeOur latest Getting to Know the 50+ fact sheet profiles 50+ Americans’ shopping habits in a couple areas. I decided to see how well our average American shopper matched up with my own habits. Car shopping Sixty percent of adults 50+ have two or more cars. This may come as a surprise to some, but not if you are in the car business. The 50+ are this industry’s “bread and butter,” as 63 percent of new cars in 2012 were …

Gil Henry: Thank Him for Your Guacamole

Posted on 06/6/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyEnjoying a slice of avocado on a sandwich or mixing up a little guacamole to eat while watching a football game seems like the natural thing to do today, which is why it’s strange to think that 30 or so years ago, fewer than half of Americans had ever even tasted one. Indeed, the avocado was considered an exotic California fruit, as alien to people in the Northeast and the Midwest as a palm tree. But even if you lived …

Make Groceries Last Longer: 6 Expert Tips

Posted on 01/2/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s a healthy, money-saving New Year’s resolution: Stretch your budget by helping fresh food stay fresh longer. This list of savvy storage strategies comes from one of last year’s most popular food posts on Buzzfeed.com. The original post, compiled from several sources, is long — 27 useful, inventive tips — but here are some of our favorites. 1. Onions hung in panty hose will last eight months. Don’t refrigerate onions. Use this method, which keeps them cool and dry, and …

Find St. Patrick’s Day Food Bargains

Posted on 03/9/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsSt. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s so much fun, and it’s a great time to save money by stocking up on some items that almost always go on sale at supermarkets as “loss leaders.” Those are specially priced, highly-advertised sale items designed specifically to get you in the store. Of course corned beef served with boiled cabbage and potatoes is a classic – and economical – St. Patrick’s Day dish, and equally tasty any time of …