You may find that you have been spending too much in the supermarket. It will be a good idea if you can save money while shopping in the supermarket. In fact, there are ways to help you to avoid spending too much. The followings are some tips for you.

Try your best to avoid impulse buying. This is usually the main reason for spending too much in the supermarket.

You should only purchase what you really need. And never buy something if you do not need it.

You have to try to make a list of items before you go shopping. Pre-plan shopping can actually help you a lot in terms of saving money. You should only buy what you have planned to buy. This is the way to avoid impulse buying since you will only buy the thing you really need. You have to keep reminding yourself that you should only purchase according to the list.

No matter how attractive an item is, you should never buy it if it is not on the list. You need to train yourself to follow this rule.

You should also try to eat before you shop. Experience shows that if you have a full meal before you shop. You will not be tempted to buy the snacks. On the contrary, if you feel empty when you are shopping, you will be very inclined to put some cookies, chocolates or even ice-cream in the basket.

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Soaring petrol prices helped drive up US consumer prices last month at the fastest rate in six months, the government said yesterday, but core prices remained tame, easing inflation fears in financial markets.

A separate report showed US consumer sentiment tumbling to a 28-year low this month, with some lessening of expectations on inflation one year out and a steady reading on long-term inflation expectations, which held at a 13-year high.

The Commerce Department said the Consumer Price Index rose a steep 0.6 per cent last month, a touch more than Wall Street had expected, after a modest 0.2pc gain in April.

However, so-called core prices, which exclude volatile food and energy cost, edged up just 0.2pc. Surging petrol prices and soft labour market conditions have depressed consumer spirits.

The Reuters/University of Michigan sentiment index for this month dropped to 56.7 from 59.8 last month. Wall Street economists had expected a decline to only 59.5.

“Today’s inflation numbers do not put any additional pressure on the Fed to hike interest rates,” said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wachovia in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The Fed is not nearly as behind the curve as some people currently believe.”

The reassuring data followed a series of inflation warnings from central bankers around the globe, and capped off a week in which expectations of higher US rates had climbed sharply.

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1111828m.jpgElvis Presley would judge the recording quality of his songs by whether the sound “moved him or not,” says music producer Elliot Mazer.

Recently it was revealed that Britain’s love affair with gadgetry is stronger than ever, with over £74bn worth of gadgets currently owned and that figure is predicted to grow massively following Christmas. Before you start checking out specific models, you should have a basic understanding of the types of MP3 players available.

It may be hard to believe, but you can actually find a decent MP3 player for a decent price. In fact, we may see more and more devices start to hover near that price point if flash memory costs continue to fall the way they have been over the past couple of years. Of course, there’s no sense in dropping even a buck on a complete piece of junk, which is why we’ve sought out some price comparison options

The sound you get from the earphones is pretty standard (but that isn’t a bad thing). I’ve never encountered any “sound-related” problems. You can change the sound settings to match your style of music. The different settings are bass, pop, rock, jazz, and flat. The bass setting obviously enhances the bass and is without a doubt my favorite setting. The pop, jazz and flat all tune down the sound which may prevent maximum audio enjoyment. The rock does the exact opposite as the other 3.

But what I’m happy with may not be what you’re happy with, so don’t feel scared to test out the different settings.