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Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday's - Finance 101 - Saving at the Grocery Store

I know...what a boring topic right?  Sometimes it is a topic that we avoid like the plague...but let's face it...the majority of us are not millionaires and we (as the song says) work hard for the money!  We want to make sure that we spend our money wisely too!
I am not going to sit here and type out this story about what a great saver I am and I not going to type out that I am perfect when it comes to my finances.  Sorry folks...but I am human!!!!  I do try hard to balance my finances so that I can have some breathing room.  That is why I got so excited when I discovered this grocery tracking spreadsheet!  For some odd reason it validates me.  It makes me feel good about going to the grocery store (I HATE GROCERY SHOPPING!).  It is a visual affirmation that I can and I do save money with coupons and with a little bit of planning.
I have decided that another one of my new goals this year is to become a much better tracker of where my grocery dollars are going.  I am also going to use more coupons.  AND do not be surprised if you see a coupon post coming up one of these Fridays...I LOVE to save money so I do use coupons.  I am not one of those "Extreme Coupon" folks that you see on the television although I would love to one day go to the grocery store and walk out with bags of groceries and not have to pay anything!  Wouldn't that be awesome?
Well...let me tell you about a nifty little spreadsheet that I discovered.  I really like it because as I said - it validates the savings when I plan ahead prior to grocery shopping and use coupons!  You just input the amount that you spent and the amount you paid...*voila*  it calculates the percentage of cost savings...VALIDATION!  If you would like a copy of this spreadsheet for you very own use...just leave a comment and I will send you a copy!










I would really...really ....really love to get that savings percentage up too!
How do you save money at the grocery store?

























































































































































































































































I would really...really ....really love to get that savings percentage up too!
How do you save money at the grocery store?

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