As part of the financial capability scheme I'm volunteering for, I've been asked to prepare a 40 minute presentation on 'smart shopping'. I need to get this done before going on holiday in ten days' time, and am quite busy with various other projects in the meantime. While I gather my thoughts, I thought I'd - rather cheekily - invite suggestions.... I would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for tips you think I should include. The audience will be a group of older people living in sheltered housing; the main things they need to pay for from their pensions are food, clothing, entertainment, and Christmas and birthday presents.
I am a thirty-something Englishwoman, and am an enthusiastic amateur in the world of personal finance, as well as in food, fashion, and literature, particularly Victorian fiction and classic detective stories, as well as self-help and recipe books.