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Cheapest supermarket: slash prices & save money - MSE
via Pocket - Supermarket Shopping Tips - Added August 16, 2019 at 08:25PM
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7 days ago by taldy
Fwd: FIRE three years in: Break Downs, SWRs, Work and other musings
I have been "retired" for three years and despite many setbacks THE PLAN is
still working....kinda, sorta...and I get to reflect on that.
If three years of Freedom is not awesome, what is? Four? Five? Ten?
(Submitted  by  The  Frugal  Humanist  <frugalhumanist@gmail.com>) 
11 days ago by apexmoney
Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income | Budgets Are Sexy
via Pocket - Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income - Added July 28, 2019 at 05:27PM
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27 days ago by taldy
How Aldi, a brutally efficient grocery chain, is beating Walmart on low prices - CNN.com
Shoppers need a quarter to rent a shopping cart. Plastic and paper bags are available only for a fee. And at checkout, cashiers hurry shoppers away, expecting them to bag their own groceries in a separate location away from the cash register.

On many of its products, barcodes are either supersized or printed on multiple sides to speed up the scanning process. After groceries are rung up, there’s nowhere for them to linger. The cashier drops them directly into a shopping cart below. Aldi doesn’t waste time bagging groceries. Customers must wheel away their shopping carts to bag their own groceries in a separate section at the front. Since stores don’t offer free bags, customers often scour the store for empty cardboard boxes to use instead.

A single Aldi might have only three to five employees in the store at any given time, and only 15 to 20 on the entire payroll. The company claims to pay its workers above the industry average, but still saves on overall labor costs simply by having fewer people.

Germans are scarier than robots.
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may 2019 by craniac

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