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How to Save Money on Grocery Shopping

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How to Save Money on Grocery Shopping

Q: I spend way too much money at the grocery store every month. Do you have some tips to help me save on my grocery shopping?

 

Rachel: Absolutely! I have some pretty basic tips, but they really help me stay focused and on a budget.

First, make a list! This is crucial, especially if you go to the grocery store when you’re hungry. Everything looks good then, doesn’t it? Having a list helps me focus on what I really need without getting distracted by something on every aisle. Plus, I won’t overspend.

Second, I look for fruits and vegetables that are in season. Food that’s in season is cheaper because it’s more available. You know that if you buy a peach in the winter it’s going to be more expensive. So I think through my meals that way. Plus, the food is fresh and delicious.

The last thing I do is buy the store brands whenever possible. I don’t buy store brands on everything. For example, I’ve got to have my name-brand cereal! But things like sour cream, butter, cheese, milk and salsa are a lot cheaper when you go with the store brand.

So those are three ways that I save money when I grocery shop. I think they will help you as well!

Rachel Cruze Growing up as Dave Ramsey's kid, Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. She travels across the country teaching those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to teens and young adults. To find out more about Rachel, visit www.daveramsey.com/speakers or follow her on Twitter at @RachelCruze.
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