Home economics, that lost art in which generations of students learned to keep a household going on a tight budget, is making a comeback. Only this time,lessons in pinching pennies are being taught not in the nationâ€™s classrooms but in its stores.
So the Stop & Shop grocery chain is offering “affordable food summitsâ€ where consumers are taught how to lower their grocery bills. Home Depot offers classes on how to cut energy bills. And Wal-Mart Stores hired a â€œfamily financial expertâ€ who has used online chats to teach several thousand shoppers how to save money for college, whittle away debt and sell a house.
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