How are you adjusting your lifestyle for the financial crisis?
For the first time since our marriage three years ago, my husband Giovanni and I entered the supermarket this week with a shopping list.
The Sunday before, we had cut out splurges like feta cheese. My husband gave up his prosciutto, a big deal for an Italian for whom cured ham is as basic as calalloo is to a Trinidadian during a Sunday meal. Together, with just those two decisions we shaved off $55.00 from our trip to the supermarket. Later,we scoured our bill to see where we could save more. Sourdough bread. Out. Haggen Dazz ice-cream. Out. Pre-seasoned chicken cutlets. Out. And so we painstakingly went, until our grocery bill was just about halved.