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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quick tip - Make a list

Have you ever been sucked into the vortex of the grocery store? Yeah, I have plenty of times.
Studies show that the longer you are in the store the more money you will spend. Makes sense. Think of all the things the stores do to try and get you to stay longer. Samples, nice music, the nice little coffee spots. I'm sure there are dozens more.
When you're trying to stick to a budget the last thing you want to do is spend more time in the grocery store. I have found that when I make a list of what I need I can get in and out, and not spend so much time meandering the aisles asking myself  "do I need this?". Chances are if I ask I'll end up buying it.
Before you leave your home make a list of what you need. This is also a good time to check the circulars for sales or coupons.
Stick to your list and you can get in and out of the store with your budget intact.

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