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When you are trying to save money, the grocery store is one of the best places for you to start. You can cut your grocery budget down considerably through the use of coupons, knowing how to shop smartly, and by avoiding budget-busting traps. The grocery store is full of items that cost you more, usually due to convenience. However, with a few extra minutes in the kitchen, you’ll find that the savings is worth the time. Here are 20 foods that you should stop buying now.
If you look over this list, most of these items are “convenience items.” They exist for those times when we want to be lazy – which is certainly ok. But we want to be smart consumers. So a simple awareness of what we are purchasing helps us make better choices.
If you purchase any of these products, just do so knowing that you are purchasing convenience more than the actual food itself. But if you’re in dire straits or really trying to get ahead financially, whether it be sticking to a budget, paying off debt, etc… paying for a convenience is not going to get us to our goals. With a few more minutes of time, you can create all these foods while reaping the reward of saving money!