Tuesday, April 28, 2009

(Money-Saving) TIP TUESDAY

So, I am no expert in the money-saving department, but I love learning how to save money and coming up with ideas of my own. I thought I'd start a Money-Saving 'TIP TUESDAY'. Every Tuesday I'll post a money-saving tip that has been important and useful to me and my family.  Whether big or small, every little bit helps!!  PLEASE feel free to leave your comments and your money-saving tips, and I'll be sure to post them on Tuesdays to follow!


Write a list before you go shopping - and stick to it. One should never go into a store without a strong idea of what one will be buying while in there. Make a careful plan of what you’ll buy before you go, then stick strictly to that list when you go to the store. Don’t put anything in the cart that’s not on the list, no matter how tempting, and you’ll come out of the store saving a bundle.   ----This tip came to us from thesimpledollar.com


  1. I ALWAYS adhere to this rule, as my husband can tell you. In fact, I make him write on the list what he needs, even if he's going shopping with me!

  2. TIP: Buy ground beef in bulk (Costco has multi-pound packs and other stores have 3- and 5-lb. chubs) and separate it into meal-sized portions yourself to freeze. Also, you can buy a 3- or 5-lb. chub of beef, cook it all as taco meat and freeze it in meal-sized portions. Then on Taco day, just thaw the portion you need and reheat. No cooking necessary!

  3. Another TIP: Actually prepare and cook what you buy!!! LOVE your blog, Sarah! LOVE IT!!!!!