Reader Thomas Allen of Akron earlier this summer sent me an email after a column I wrote about a Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart magazine article, which suggested one way to save at the grocery store was to look at the price-per-unit labels often found on the shelves.
If you participate in budget billing for your Dominion East Ohio natural gas bill, you probably are among those who received notice with your June bill that your annual review of your budget payment versus your actual bill came up short.
An investigation by ShopSmart Magazine, the retail magazine from Consumer Reports, highlights an alarming trend — beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy.
In last week’s column, I wrote about Chad Mallory, a Barberton 16-year-old extreme couponer who gets thousands of dollars of groceries for free or very little, thanks to his skills and time commitment. (If you missed it, you can see it at www.ohio.com/betty)
When Kim Gerdes of Cuyahoga Falls phoned me recently, she was in a bind. Her 84-year-old mother was in the hospital with a fractured pelvis. Her mother was due to be released from the hospital and would be moving permanently from the family home to live with Gerdes.