Groceries


12 Items Not to Buy at the Grocery Store

Do you dread grocery shopping?  I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping. I still hate meal planning, which is the first step when it comes to getting ready to grocery shop.  But that is probably more because I have not set up a working meal planning system. I hate the amount of time out of my day grocery shopping takes, but I actually like being in the grocery store (half the reason why I shop at Wegmans!). I love when I have a perfectly organized grocery list that allows me to minimize my time actually shopping, but I dread […]


4 Ways to Save Money Without Coupons

Do you know how to save money without coupons? I used to be a moderate couponer when we first got married.  I had just quit my job and we were new to the whole strict budgeting and living on one income thing. I eventually stopped couponing once I got my teaching job about a year later because it was just too much work and it was not really “necessary” anymore. Since I have been staying home with our kids, couponing still is not the best use of time in my mind, but I have found a few other ways to […]


How to Earn Money Grocery Shopping

How to Earn Money Grocery Shopping I used to be really into couponing to save money on groceries.  I was no extreme couponer, however I was pretty excited when I would save $30 or so on a grocery trip.  I truly thought that this was the only way to save money on groceries.  In spite of this, I was still in my phase of buying whatever I wanted every time I went to the grocery store and as long as I saved some money it was all good, right? Wrong.  I have since stopped couponing in the traditional sense for the most […]


How to Grocery Shop on a Budget

I remember when I used to think I did not need to grocery shop on a budget.  After college I would wander through the aisles and grab anything that appealed to me.  I probably bought enough food to last me a whole month EACH WEEK and a lot of food (not to mention money) went to waste.  The problem was that usually I had no idea what I wanted to eat for dinner that week and I would go shopping after work and be really hungry.  I am proud to say that I have gotten my grocery spending under control […]