Recession Ready Guide Shows How to Cut Grocery Budget in Half

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Thousands of individuals and families are struggling to make ends meet in the current recession and searching for ways to find savings in their household budgets. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average family of four spends $210 per week on groceries. Reducing the family food budget is one of the best ways to find immediate savings in a household. Frugal living expert Susanne Myers of just released a free guide that shows in detail how to cut the average family grocery budget in half.

Credit card debts and employment layoffs (or the fear of layoffs) are just some of the major sources of stress weighing down on individuals and families today. The financial pressures created by the current economic recession are forcing more people to search for ways to save money. Frugal living expert, Susanne Myers of couldn't agree more with that strategy. That's why she's just released the free guide "How to Cut Your Budget in Half" (

"One of the largest discretionary items in any household budget is food. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average family of four spends $210 per week on groceries. That's roughly $840 a month. Imagine if a family of four could find half that amount in their budget every month. That's the kind of financial savings that could help to chip at credit card debt and help to provide more security for families today," explains Myers.

With this guide consumers learn not only how to shop for groceries more cost effectively but also how to prepare home cooked meals that are tasty, nutritious and at a fraction of the cost of what many families might usually spend on meals.

The "How to Cut Your Grocery Budget in Half" guide includes worksheets, color photos, shopping tips, a printable shopping list, recipes and a link to the Hillbilly Housewife's popular meal planning report (also free).

"Sometimes what is most needed by consumers in financial distress are realistic household cost cutting strategies and that's what this guide offers," adds Myers.

If you'd like to interview Susanne Myers to learn more about her frugal living tips, including 5 tips for spring cleaning success this season, please contact Susanne at (803) 524-2862 or email her at Susanne(at)


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