April 21, 2008

Why you're paying more at the grocery store & frugality in teens

Skimming today's Seattle Times headlines I found a couple interesting articles related to personal finance:

Why you're paying more at the grocery store

Food prices went up 4% in 2007 and are expected to go up 4.5% in 2008. The article discusses the situation and offers some explanations why.

In vogue with teens: frugality

The article discusses how cuts in jobs for teens is leading to the teens cutting back on spending and turning to frugality:

"The souring job market and rising costs of the usual teenage indulgences — a slice of pizza, a drive to the mall, the hottest new jeans — are causing teens to do something they rarely do: be thrifty. ...
It's even becoming cool to be frugal."

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