Take Fewer Grocery Store Trips
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Elisabeth Leamy, author of Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands!, recommends skipping at least one trip to the grocery store per quarter. By creating meals out of the food already at home, she estimates a typical family that shops weekly and spends $7,500 a year can save $600 a year. If that family can skip one trip a month, the savings will come to $1,800 a year.