Food is one of those items that I think I can make a big difference on if I’m careful. I like to eat out a lot, so it wouldn’t surprise me if my spending got a little out of control in this area. I have given myself a food budget, and am going to try to stick to it as closely as possible.
I have looked for small ways to make my food budget stretch a little farther. I remembered a farmer’s market that sold discounted vegetables, fruit, and fish. When I did some research into this particular farmer’s market, I heard conflicting information. So I didn’t go there until yesterday. It was so much cheaper than my local grocery store and has a lot of variety! I believe the key is to get there early, so you can get the better produce. I then went to my local grocery for items that I couldn’t find at the farmer’s market.
Other Efforts to Save Money
I have made other efforts to same money. For example, I stopped going to Zumba classes. I’m not sure that was a good decision, since it was a great way for me to deal with stress. The Zumba classes were not cheap, but I always left them feeling pretty good about myself. Maybe I could try walking for 30 minutes a few days a week and see if it has the same effect.