5) Shop with a List
Take a list with you when you go to the store to help avoid over spending, which is very easy to do especially at the grocery store. Don’t go food shopping when you are hungry either. That’s a surefire way to buy more than you need. Take a page out of your Mother’s book, shop the sales and use coupons where you can. There’s no shame in using coupons guy’s. Here’s a helpful tip, most store brands are made by name brand manufacturers. So, the only difference between your favorite pop tarts and the store brand is the box. Also, you may find it helpful to add up what’s in your cart as you shop. Every smart phone has a calculator app. Use it! Add up your items as you shop so you’ll know if you are going over budget.
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