Wiser food shopping a way to fatten wallet

Chicago Tribune: “Which is more expensive: a new car or food for a year? Many people would say purchasing a car costs far more, but that’s not necessarily true. Even a $25,000 car, with a five-year loan, costs less than $6,000 a year. Yet an average family of four in the United States spends more than $8,000 on food each year, according to the most recent government consumer expenditure figures … The point is that many consumers put in hours of exhaustive research when buying a car, making sure they get a good deal. Yet those same consumers might not give a minute of thought to examining their food spending. Simply put, food is by far the best place to cut wasteful spending … Here are tips for cutting food costs…”