Learn Basic Math To Save Money

It’s the time of year when we’re all chasing deals. However, if you don’t know basic math it can be hard to figure out when a deal is a deal. This week I was in a store and I overheard the following conversation:

“This sweater is thirty percent off,” said the first woman.

“But this one is fifty percent off,” said the second woman holding up a different sweater.

“Oooh. That one’s a better deal. It’s cheaper. Let’s get that one.”

After they trotted off to the register, I went behind them to check on this “deal.” The first sweater was originally $20. At thirty percent off, it was selling for $14. The second swea


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2 Responses to Learn Basic Math To Save Money

  1. WSB says:

    This is sound advice, particularly when it comes to grocery shopping. Something else to remember is the importance of making a list and sticking to it in the store

  2. Isabelle says:

    Retail is clearly the same here in the UK as in the USA. We have the sales at the moment – though this last six months we seem to have had continuous sales! The tactics are the same.

    Also here in the UK we don’t have the coupon systems that are available in the USA – sadly. However we have lots of ‘own brands’ and cheap ‘value or basic’ ranges.

    Deals on branded goods, such as buy one get one free, buy two get third half price or other variations are still very often way more than the supermarkets equivalent quality at its ordinary price.

    I buy the lowest priced, value or basic range and then if I don’t like it move up a level until I find what I like.

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