Carnival of Personal Finance #44 is hosted this week by Five Cent Nickel. Indie Mission posting this week features the 5 Rules for Shopping at Big-Box Stores.
Big-box stores like Costco can be big-time budget busters. Walking into a warehouse of merchandise and wandering around with an oversize shopping cart can lead to spending hundreds of dollars more than I intended when I walk out again. I've developed my own 5 rules for maximizing savings when I shop "Big -Box."