Rising energy costs have also resulted in
higher food prices. For Baby Boomers on a fixed
income, this can be especially trying. But don't start
looking at cat-food recipes yet. There are
simple ways to cut your food bills without starving:
Make a grocery list and stick to it.
Avoid impulse buying.
Shop around and really do use advertised
grocery store coupons!
Buy produce that is in season - it's
Buy lower-priced store brands instead of
Learn to cook using less expensive basic
Avoid waste - Don't prepare food you
already know that your spouse or family doesn't like to
eat. Maintain meal appeal through variety.
If your income falls below a certain level,
you may be eligible to receive food stamps from your local,
state or Federal government. Eligibility is determined
by both gross and net income criteria. Although
state-run programs are more lenient in most cases, the
United States Department of Agriculture
Stamp Program may also be an answer for Baby
Boomers on limited incomes.