Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cutting our grocery bill

I started loosely following along this Dave Ramsey budgeting facebook group I decided we needed to cut our grocery bill it was creeping around $1,200 to $1,500 a month my first step was to get organized I made a meal list for ideas for dinners that we normally eat...my next step was to assign a certain type of meal to each day of the week step 3. I chose 14 meals of my dinner list and went shopping with this method I trimmed a couple hundred dollars off the other other thing I did was switched to cash only for groceries set an amount take it out in cash and then that is it no swiping your debit card for overages and spur of the moment impulse buys...I highly suggest store rewards cards and coupons for items that you normally purchase in total I trimmed about $600 off my bill when I am serious and stick to my plan...part of my plan was to do this to free up money to add to savings for a upcoming trip I am planning shhh its a surprise trip ...

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