10 Ways to Stretch Your Paycheck in a Downturn

6. Buy Generic

Many store brands are just as good as or identical to brand names and much less expensive. Try out sample products to see if you enjoy them before stocking up. You may find that you like the generic brand as much as the brand name you were used to using. It’s certainly worth giving these “store brands” a try knowing that you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice quality for price.