We’ve all got to eat, and that’s probably one reason why our story this week on grocery store preferences struck such a nerve.
More than 60,000 people took our poll on what bothers them the most about grocery stores. The No. 1 pet peeve: High prices.
“Who cares about service? I'm looking for CHEAP prices,” one reader wrote.
Many readers said they grudgingly choose their grocery store based on price, even though they also value things like fresh produce and meat, clean aisles, short lines and good service.
That’s the economic reality these days, many readers told us in a follow-up post looking at why folks may want to shop at Whole Foods, but opt for Wal-Mart instead.
“I would agree with the majority. Wal-Mart isn't my favorite but we get groceries there,” one reader wrote.
Maybe some people are pinching pennies at the grocery store because they’re paying off student loan debt. Another post this week that got people talking: Research showing that senior citizens are grappling with student loan bills as well.
The post prompted a lot of discussion about the wisdom of taking on student loan debt lto go back to school ate in life or on behalf of your children. Many readers also commented on how difficult it is to discharge student loans.
“General Motors and American Airlines can go bankrupt, but average student can't. Unfair,” one reader wrote.
All those problems would be solved if you won the lottery! Last week’s post on how to spend your millions in lottery winnings continued to be a big hit this week, long after most of us realized we hadn’t taken home the Mega Millions. Oh, well, a person can dream.
If you did suddenly become wealthy, how much would you give away? In another post this week, most readers said that if they won the lottery, they’d give away about 10 percent of the winnings.
“I would just add a few zeros to the small donations I make each year to local social and animal welfare charities,” one reader wrote.