Friday, April 22, 2011

Saving Money on Groceries

One of the largest expenses most families has is on groceries. By making small changes in the way you shop can help you reduce the amount you are spending on groceries.

One way to save money is to prepare a weekly menu of meals. When making your menu plan, try to make meals with items you already have on hand. Then make a list of the additional items you need to purchase. By limiting the number of trips to the store you save time and also limit the temptation of impulse purchases.

Like with other types of shopping, keep in mind if it is a want or need. When we were growing up on a farm, when we would go to town, we would get to pick out a candy bar. It grew into a habit, it was years after I moved away from home that I realized I would throw a candy bar in the cart, usually without really thinking about it. Also, things like chips, etc I used to throw in my cart without really thinking about it.
Making a few small steps can make a difference.

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