Top 12 Ways Americans Are Cutting Their Spending
A new Harris poll shows the top ways consumers are cutting back on everyday expenses. Of those polled, 67% said they are buying more generic to save money, up from 61% just last February. Brown-bagging lunch is the second most popular way to save. Nearly half of those surveyed said they brought their midday meal from home instead of purchasing it.
Are braids and long, natural hair another economic indicator? They may well be. Ranking third, 43% of Americans said they are going to the hairdresser less often as a way to be frugal.
Gallery: Top 12 Ways Americans Are Cutting Everyday Spending