Experts Advice for Lowering Bills
Food and grocery bills are a necessary part of living. The more people living in the home, the higher the monthly bill will be. There are numerous ways a family can save money on their monthly grocery...
This article is very helpful! I started buying meat and produce during the week, instead of on the weekend, and have saved so much money!
by Nicole Wilson
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My mother taught me never to shop (for anything!) at convenience stores, and my experience bears that out. Everything is so much more expensive there, even when it's on sale!
by Paulina Harper
These are great ideas and all things I do each month. Another idea is to do the bulk of your shopping in only one or two trips to the store a month. I do this and only go back for things like milk, eggs and produce in between big trips. It saves on those impulse buys that I didn't need anyway.
by Melissa Spencer
I would also add...never go grocery shopping hungry. Always try to eat before you go. When you're hungry, you are more likely to buy more than you need.
by R Duncan Heinly
As far as preparing meals, I take 1 day and cook several meals then freeze. You're already in the kitchen! Cook away. You don't feel like a slave everyday after work.
by Tammy Miller
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For many families, one of the largest monthly costs is groceries. Unfortunately, the rising cost of food prices tends to make the average monthly cost unaffordable. Luckily, there are several ways tha...
I am a big believer in generic brands. In many cases, the generic brand is packaged in the same place as the name-brand! The only difference is the label!
by Maggie Smith
Successfully calculating grocery costs before making a trip to the store can be extremely helpful in establishing an accurate budget. There will always be emergency purchases that aren't anticipated,...
Generics are a great idea. Also, considering a big box grocer like Sam's Club. Buying in bulk for food is a great way to cut back your monthly grocery bill.
by Shaunnon Drake
I find some of the tips in here to be useful, as I'm always trying to learn to find ways to save.Though I will say for me Generics are not always a preferred option, there is no doubt they help save.
by Kendra Kime
Many grocery shoppers go into a store with a list of items they intend to buy and end up picking up a huge cart full of impulse items anyway. Shopping for groceries online through a local store that o...
A big difference, in your grocery bill, is made with just a little planning. Start with a menu for the entire week, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Make your grocery list from your menu. Add to y...
This is great advice, but another one is to never shop hungry! Always have a snack before you go so you're not grabbing everything that looks good!
by Amanda Gaddis