Friends, saving money at the grocery store just require a few small changes. Cutting back on expenses requires knowing what areas you are overspending in. For instance, outside of your mortgage or rent, car payments, insurance and gas one of the few things left is your grocery bill.

To save on groceries you first need to know what you are spending your money on in the grocery store. Groceries include more than the food that you buy. Gather your old grocery receipts and highlight all of the convenience foods. How about the items you double up on because you neglected to take inventory of your pantry before heading to the store?

Friends, saving money at the grocery store just require a few small changes. Cutting back on expenses requires knowing what areas you are overspending in. For instance, outside of your mortgage or rent, car payments, insurance and gas one of the few things left is your grocery bill.

To save on groceries you first need to know what you are spending your money on in the grocery store. Groceries include more than the food that you buy. Gather your old grocery receipts and highlight all of the convenience foods. How about the items you double up on because you neglected to take inventory of your pantry before heading to the store?

One also needs to consider all of the non grocery items that you could buy somewhere else for less. Junk food which shoppers fill their carts with can put a real bite into the grocery budget. What items can your family learn to live without?

To save never walk into a grocery store without a plan. Have your menus planned around the weekly circulars. Have your coupons organized and matched to the weekly specials. Plan your menus around what is on sale. Shop more than one store to get the maximum savings. These few changes will have you on your way to shopping smart and saving money. For now, happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady