SOMEONE (I will not say who) complained about being bored so I dug this up in my inbox. I subscribe to Penny Hoarder. It's a blog about how to save money by doing various things. It mainly runs on guest posts and sponsored content but some of these posts are falling into a gray area. The post from today is: http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/how-to-save-money-on-groceries-craigslist-bartering/ It's called "How Craigslist Helped This Couple Save $750 on Groceries." If you can't be arsed to read it, here's the rundown: A lady and her husband had $250 for groceries in December. They wanted to use that money on Christmas presents. So they decided they were just going to eat cheap food for the entire month. Well the lady got tired of eating cheap food. So she came up with the idea to trade things she wasn't using for food on Craigslist. She would post and item on CL in the "Free" section, then tell people "If you'd like to trade this for green veggies, other healthy food, etc, we appreciate it." Of course she gets an outpouring of support. In fact, one guy actually went out and bought her groceries in exchange for a pair of sweater boots. So she says "I haven't gone to the grocery store in 3 months except to purchase laundry detergent. We saved $750 on our grocery bill so far!" But it doesn't blow over so well with Penny Hoarder's audience. Check out the comments. Those people are royally pissed. "How dare you take advantage of people's kindness! They probably thought you were in need!" <-- I agree with this. "There are people out there who actually need help, and you're just being dishonest!" <-- I sort of agree with this. She never said she was in need but I can see why people would think she was poor. If I'm trading stuff for food you're gonna think I'm in need too. It's just an assumption we make as human beings. "Why would you give away this awesome pair of shoes for food? Dude, you must be broke! Here! Have a box full of veggies and fruit!" This woman and her husband both WORK btw, so it's not like they're just dirt poor rolling around on the floor like a crackhead in a CEO Sam video. In fact, she's a YouTube vlogger who describes herself as "always looking for a way to live beyond her means." Then again, someone else might think this is genius and go try this. What do you think?