Home > Tag Archives: grocery shopping

Tag Archives: grocery shopping

Save on Groceries: Stop Buying These 9 Items

save on groceries

Saving money is on the minds of quite a few people these days, and cutting back on your grocery bill is one way you may be able to tighten your budget a little. Personally, groceries is one area of my budget that tends to be a slippery slope, so I try to go back and review my grocery budget and purchases every few months to make sure I stay on track. Sure, food is a necessity and buying groceries is a lot cheaper than eating out, but that doesn’t mean you can buy groceries all willy-nilly because they are a “need” and not a “want”. There are some items at the grocery store that are definitely not a need. Pay attention to what you put in your cart before you pay so you save on groceries. In fact, if you want to save the most money, stop buying these 9 items as part of your regular grocery shopping. 1 Alcohol Cut back your alcohol consumption or eliminate it altogether to save money in your budget each month. If you must purchase alcohol, don’t buy it at a grocery store. It’s usually higher there than at a Sam’s, Costco, or another warehouse ...

Read More »

Why it Pays to Organize Your Grocery List

organize your grocery list

I hate to grocery shop. Like I really loathe it. It takes up a lot of time no matter when I go to the store. I’ve tried going on the weekends, but that’s when all of the 9 to 5 40-hour-a-week-ers go to the store. I’ve tried going during their work hours, but that’s when the elderly people who like to walk slowly and talk in the middle of aisles tend to go to the store. That’s also when the stay-at-home-moms go and it never fails that there’s at least one screaming child in the grocery store. Sigh! (No dig to the moms, I know it’s tough to manage kids in a grocery store.) I know several other people who also dislike grocery shopping. But it’s kind of like doing laundry because it doesn’t really matter that we dislike doing it since it still has to get done if you don’t want to survive off of fast food. But there are ways to make it go faster and smoother. One way is to organize your grocery list. Here’s why you should organize your grocery list. Save Time I try to write my list in the order of where the items ...

Read More »

10 Productive Things To Do INSTEAD Of Watching The Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, and many of us will be eating crappy delicious food, watching commercials that cost millions of dollars to air, and cheering for the team of lesser evil in our books. I sometimes wonder if all the Super Bowl hype is a waste. If we could take all the money generated from watching a group of adult men in tights play a game for a few hours and put it into something like scholarships or feeding the hungry, wouldn’t that be more worthwhile? I guess we’re all entitled to a little fun, and we will likely watch the game if Jim can control his emotions while watching his beloved Broncos in the big bowl for the first time since John Elway was at the helm. If you are not one of the roughly 110 million people in the US who will be watching the game, here are some ideas for productive things to do with your time. 1) Work On Your Side Hustle– What are you doing to earn some extra income this month? Some great ideas are babysitting for people who are throwing or attending a Super Bowl party, hiring on as a delivery driver ...

Read More »