• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Does Religion Make You More Frugal at the Grocery Store?

  1. Perhaps a distinction should be made between being thrifty and avoiding waste. Buying what you know you’ll use while minimizing waste, energy and CO2, doesn’t mean that one needs to avoid wonderful food. On the other hand, by some misapplication of microeconomic measures, this may be misinterpreted ed as “being cheap”.

  2. Please note that they are not frugal in terms of their giving, at least when you look at our STH alumni. The school’s annual class giving participation is about 25%. STH also went over both it’s original campaign goal of $15M two years early and it’s revised goal of $25M back in June, more than 1 year ahead of new campaign schedule. Maybe because they are frugal in the grocery aisle they can be generous in the community. :) Thanks for sharing this interesting research.

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