Image source: Getty Images We often compare prices when buying big-ticket items like electronics or domestic appliances, but it isn't as easy to do when it comes to grocery shopping. For starters, products come in different sized packages, so you need to calculate the per-item cost.
Image source: Getty Images Some people with Costco memberships shop there once a month. But for my family, Costco is a weekly errand. We buy a host of food items at Costco, from milk to cheeses to salad mixes.
In the current volatile economic atmosphere, traders and investors have been piling money into safer stocks, including dividend stocks. Dividend stocks offer some cushion during rough times because investors still derive some benefit from dividends, which provide passive income regardless of stock price movements (unless a severe economic swing results in a dividend cut or suspension). The dividends also tend to make the trading of those stocks less volatile.