About Cindy Brick

Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks, http://www.cindybrick.com, or visit her personal blog: http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com


  1. AvatarCindy Brick says

    Honestly, I didn’t start thinking this way until steak prices skyrocketed — but you’re right, it sure helps. Thanks for writing, Edward!

  2. AvatarElaine@mortgagefreeinthree.com says

    Scaling back the size of you plate is a good one too – everyone feels like they have got a plateful but the overall portions are smaller.

    At least, no-one has noticed yet.

  3. AvatarCindy Brick says

    Which is the point, Elaine!

    If they’ve got a full plate, everything’s just fine.
    And they’re healthier…without even knowing it. (smirk)

    Thanks so much for posting – good to hear your point.