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From talking with others I know I’m far from the only one that feels that the cost of everything is going up except our paychecks. It’s difficult and very frustrating. I look for every possible place to cut the costs in our budget that I can, but that’s not all that easy. One budget spot where saving money is possible is your groceries, but that is easier said than done. With the amount that I’ve been spending on groceries lately I realized that I needed help, so I jumped at the chance to review the Budget Savvy Diva’s Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More by Sara Lundberg.
Years ago, when Jason and I got our first place, we had a very small grocery budget. In fact we used only the tips that Jason made delivering pizza. Sometimes that meant only $30 or $40 a week. It wasn’t always easy, but we made it work. Now I spend almost triple that every week, and I’ve only added one tiny mouth! I’ve tried stockpiling, which helped, but i found that I often spent more money trying to catch all the good sales, and I wasn’t using my stockpile to its fullest potential.
Reading the Budget Savvy Diva‘s Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More has really opened my eyes to how I’ve been spending my grocery money. When our finances had gotten really tight a year ago I had stopped stockpiling which meant I had to buy a lot of food every week. I also had never gotten into the habit of meal planning, so I hadn’t been taking advantage of the sale items that the store had for the week.
While not everything I read in the book was new to me I still felt that it was a very worthwhile read. It has pointed me in the right direction with my shopping, and it has a lot of great recipes as well. I’m still getting the hang of my new way of shopping, and while my stockpile is growing it’s slow going, but I’ve still already been able to see that I’m saving money on my grocery bills. In fact for my last two trips I spent 25% less than normal! If you’re looking for ways to shrink your monthly budget this book will really help by helping you shrink your grocery budget.