The Shopping Secret That Really Works (And Is Rarely Used)

There are millions of dollars lost every single year because people won’t, don’t or can’t figure out how to compare. Seriously.

People give up.

It becomes too hard.

They just like shopping at the high-end store (who doesn’t like the experience, right?)!

This is a story that will make you smile at the guy who writes a personal finance blog about how to save money. Ready?

When my wife and I first got married, she couldn’t believe I shopped at the high-end grocery store. She told me I was overpaying.

I told her I used coupons.

She and I almost immediately set out on a little adventure:

One list. 10 items. We shopped the high-end store. We shopped Walmart.

Guess who won?

How many of the 10 items were overpriced at the high-end store? (I picked the 10 items, by the way).

Of the 10 items we “shopped,” all 10 were overpriced at the high-end grocery store.


Do you know what we did next? We compared the low-end grocery store with Walmart. Guess how many of the items were overpriced at the LOW-end grocery?


T – E – N.

It pays to compare. If you think this is an advertisement for Walmart – it ISN’T. Sometimes Walmart doesn’t have the selection and sometimes their prices are higher.

What does that mean? It means the same thing that the story above means – YOU MUST SHOP and COMPARE.

Millions could be saved starting with you and your family. And you know what I am going to say, right?

If you don’t put the difference between what you would have paid and what you did pay in actual savings, YOU ARE NOT SAVING ANYTHING. That is the best secret of all. Do it again and again and again when you shop and you will be SHOCKED at what you actually REALLY save.

Now – get out there and make us proud.


If you think I was born saving money, you are wrong. My family is filled with hillbillies from Louisiana. There are members of my family that don’t believe in 401ks or IRAs. I was not brought up to save and invest regularly and I have made every mistake you can think about when it comes to money. I have had to learn the absolute hard way how to get savings on track and make it a part of your life without killing your lifestyle. I have had to learn the hard way how companies mislead with marketing. It is my mission to share what I have learned about regularly saving with my own children and also share it with you. That’s why we have a lot of “free” (blogs like and and groups on Facebook like “Coupons & Coupon Codes”)!

In this country we don’t do enough to teach our children about money, managing money, saving regularly (and automatically), compound interest and steady investing for a long-term future. As a parent, we are always concerned that they get a good education and go to a good college so they can make a lot of money or have a valued career path. The truth is that we could do our children the biggest favor and one of the best things by sharing with them sound saving and investing principles.

You can join our free Facebook group (or have your children do it, too) by searching in the Facebook bar on your “wall” for “Live The Lifestyle Your Family Deserves.” Click on “become a fan.” It’s free and it ties our free blogs into that group.

If you want to give your children the same information we are giving ours, you can purchase the only thing we sell on any of our blogs or groups. It’s called “How To Survive Any Financial Crisis” and you can get it for only $4.95 at

Thank you for reading our blog and good luck!

Loyd Ford

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