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How to Create a Grocery Budget

Watch more How to Manage Your Money videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Create a grocery budget to reign in spending using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: List commonly purchased items List items you or your family commonly purchase and compare prices at several different stores to find the best deals. Search online so you don't blow your budget on gas. Step 2: Buy store brands Buy store brands whenever possible. Most of the time the quality is just as good as or better than the name brand and the products can cost considerably less. Step 3: Clip coupons Clip weekly coupons from the paper or from the store's website and buy needed items when you have a coupon. You can also double your purchasing power and by waiting until the items go on sale. Tip Go online to find manufacturers rebates or join a coupon club. Step 4: Plan ahead Plan a week's worth of meals and make a single shopping trip for all the ingredients to avoid costly single trips to the store, hitting up the local fast food place, or ordering in. Don't deviate from the shopping list and don't be swayed by impulse buys. Tip Save money on produce by starting a small kitchen garden where you can grow herbs and vegetables. Step 5: Buy in bulk Buy items with a long shelf life in bulk when they go on sale, as long as you have enough storage space for them. But even if it's a good deal, don't waste money on things your family doesn't regularly eat. Buying on sale or in bulk only saves you money if you would have bought the product at a higher price! Did You Know? The first self-serve grocery store opened up in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1916 and was such a unique and novel idea that it was predicted to fail by the local press.
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