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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday's Tip - Meal Plan

What's the very best way to save money on groceries?  Have a plan!  If you're trying to save money this is the very first step.  As Maria in Sound of Music would say, "Let's start at the very beginning.  A very good place to start."  Make out a week or month of meal ideas(whichever works for you because remember this?).  Check your cupboards to see what you need to buy to make the meals on your list.  As you become better at this you will try to use what is in your cupboards or what is on sale, however, if you've never made a menu plan before it alone will save you money.  There aren't anymore, "I don't know what to make tonight, let's run to McDonald's."  I've been there, I know!  Ask your family for ideas of their favorite meals and go from there.  Also, if you go out to eat a lot, buy convenience foods to start.  Later you can make more things from scratch as you get the hang of things.  For Frugal Living to become part of your life, go slowly.  Every month add something new that will save you money and before you know it, you too, will be a True Home Economist!

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