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Old 04-21-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Supermarkets actually operate on thin profit margins. They survive on overall volume of sales, not on profit per sale.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:12 PM
 
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SNAP benefits are based on 30% of a recipient's income. While many exceed it these days, the old rule of thumb is to keep housing expense to 30% of your income as well. A rough equivalence between these two budget categories would not be surprising.

Put another way, show me a SNAP recipient and I'll show you someone whose shelter costs exceed 30% of their income.

^^^^^

Which I think is a great comeback to anyone who complains about too many people on food stamps.

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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good post....


if you look at cost per serving,,,,you can eat very thrifty and healthy if you buy right at the grocery stores,,

you can buy protein for .99lb chicken parts and 1.69lb boneless chicken breasts...
you can buy boneless pork chops for 1.99lb
and burger for 2.99 lb along with some steaks and roasts.. also for 2.99lb

and buy veggies on sale

and pasta is cheap!!! and bread is cheap as are homemade sandwiches
and eggs are cheap!

how much is a dozen medium eggs 1.29??

so for 3-4 eggs for scrambled eggs its less than 50 cents????



I took my son out to eat last sunday and they had 8.99 burgers up to 14.99 "gourmet" burgers

3.00 for a diet pepsi mostly ice,,,,,
ridiculous!! (but I guess I was the fool paying for it)


my son is 24 and a pharmacist, he can buy anything he wants..
he still chooses to be thrifty...he hasn't fallen for the organic falsehoods at 3x the costs, and
he prides himself on finding values and cooking them into very good dishes

maybe this is the balance of treating yourself once in a while at a restaurant

If you're poor enough to have to live with several other people, you might not have the refrigerated space to take advantage of sale and bulk pricing of perishables. Inability to freeze perishables is a chronic problem for me, what with 11 people competing for one refrigerator-freezer.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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Put another way, show me a SNAP recipient and I'll show you someone whose shelter costs exceed 30% of their income. Which I think is a great comeback to anyone who complains about too many people on food stamps.
Actually, it's a great way to point out that incomes are too low. So low that even 30% of them will not be enough in many cases to meet standard food and shelter needs.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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If you're poor enough to have to live with several other people, you might not have the refrigerated space to take advantage of sale and bulk pricing of perishables. Inability to freeze perishables is a chronic problem for me, what with 11 people competing for one refrigerator-freezer.

That's because you don't know how to ferment anything.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here in TN, food is 25%-50% higher for common items than when I lived in Indiana. Given that we're a poor area, the high food prices make it hard for average people to eat decently.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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Milk where I shop is $1.04/gallon, chicken $1.99/lb, eggs .43 cents a dozen, bananas 33 cents a pound.
Excellent prices!
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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That's because you don't know how to ferment anything.

I spend as little time in this zoo kitchen as I can.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Yup, in the past few months non existent inflation (per government statistics) manifested itself as noticeable price hikes accross the board and we dont even have high gas prices to blame this time, wages are quite stagnant too. What gives?
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Government statistics are far more accurate and valuable than rants of on-line babble. That's why people with an actual need for such data rely on BLS.
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