Sunday, January 11, 2009

The stupid, it burns*

Along with truly dumb diet tips, a staple of every women's magazine is money-saving suggestions. Woman's Day, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, you name it, they all talk up ways to find money you didn't know you had. Usually they're pretty innocuous and/or common sense tips -- step into a Dollar Store occasionally, use coupons, go to a lower tier cable service, comparison shop before making big ticket purchases -- but this one from the current issue of Woman's Day kind of floored me:
" Have your family swap one glass of juice per day for water. If everyone in a family of four makes the switch, you save more than $300 a year."
WTF? And if we all eat one less meal, we'll save even more. The last time I checked, juice wasn't considered fat in a family budget. It's one of those things you push at kids, not take away from them.

(*Orac probably has this phrase trademarked, but there are times when it's the only thing that fits.)


  1. It often serves as the only selection of fruit in a child's diet. Especially in winter. Especially this winter.

  2. that makes absolutely noooo sense...skit a soda or a bag of chip or a snack..but not juice...jeez..


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