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Eating Well on $1 a Day

I will admit that when it comes to money I am a strange bird. I will pinch pennies in certain places and spend like crazy in others. There is no real rhyme or reason to my madness other than the thinking that if I do save in certain areas it will be ok to spend in others. It will all balance itself out. I learned recently that I am in good company when it comes to this way of thinking. So it is no surprise that I have been totally sucked into reading about how Jeffrey of Grocery Coupon Guide made a bet with his sister that he could eat well on $1 a day using coupons from the internet, circulars in papers, and coupons found in the grocery store. Although I am not willing to go to the same lengths to which Jeffrey has gone to make this happen, it is a fascinating read. He has creatively used salt from the bottom of a bag of chips and V8 as a flavoring for bland foods, eaten some combinations which he admits should not be attempted, but also managed to eat servings of fruits and vegetables everyday, and make substantial donations to local food banks. You can read about the restrictions placed on this experiment and find links chronicling what he bought and ate each day here.

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