Grocery shopping is an essential necessity and a major part of our budgets and monthly spending. This is why it’s a common goal to try to increase or limit and control your grocery and food spending so you can have money for other areas of your budget. Food gets more and more expensive each year which causes us to come up with more creative ways to save.
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Chances are good part of your celebration this weekend will involve hosting or attending a BBQ. After all, it’s an American pastime. But don’t be surprised if you experience a little sticker shop as you roam the aisles of your local grocery store. Due to a number of different factors (droughts, avian flu, cattle shortages, and so forth), food prices have climbed.
If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you may have considered a membership with a big box store like Costco but then thought, “Why should I pay an annual fee to buy groceries?”
Your next thought, like mine, might be, “Besides, most people who have these memberships buy stuff they don’t need and end up spending more than if they shopped at a regular grocery store.”
Ever since the broken fridge incident, Brian and I have been attempting to rebuild our fridge and freezer supplies. But at the same time, we haven’t increased our grocery budget, so it’s been hard stocking up on things. The freezer is still so sad looking! But we are making progress slowly and still making sure to eat a well-balanced diet.
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