Food and Money Series: Stop Being Surprised at the Checkout

Action Tip:  If you find yourself going over your food budget at the grocery store, shop with cash. Don’t use a debit card. Don’t use a credit card.

Add it up as you go through the store and you won’t be surprised that you spent double or triple what you planned at the register.

Use a handheld scanner if your grocery store has them. Use your phone. Use a calculator. Use a pen and piece of paper. Use whatever you need to. It’s time to stop being surprised at the checkout.

Live below your means for a richer life.