When it comes to budgeting, food is the one
area where most of us can achieve the most significant savings. That is why you
see so many articles written about saving money on groceries.
The typical family spends 15% of their take
home pay on food. Obviously people who make more money don't necessarily
eat more. They just eat higher priced food, or dine out more often.
People trying to save money usually only go
out to dinner on special occasions, or they go out to lunch - which is a lot
more economical. Most of us stay home and cook. The average cook serves about 22
different meals- such as spaghetti, hamburgers, pork chops, tuna noodle
casserole, pot roast, etc., experimenting with a new recipe a couple times a
You know what you need for the dishes you
serve. The skill required in saving money on groceries is to purchase these
ingredients as economically as possible, and having them on hand when you need
To make it even more challenging, you need to
make as few trips to the store as possible. You know that if you go
shopping for just one item, you will come out with three. One study shows that
50% of purchases are unplanned.
Here are some ways you can keep your
grocery bill down