One of the most important things that anyone can do when getting started on their investing journey is to focus on the small “wins.”
Some people will track their food budget in various groups such as “groceries” and “restaurants,” but I like to group them.
If you break them up and decide to try to eat at home more often, it will look like your grocery budget is going up and potentially cause concern, but this is a great thing and is expected!
Having a grocery list is probably the most important of these methods. If you stick to your list, then you’re going to have zero unanticipated expenses
In other words, you’re going to be buying fresh meat, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and fresh dairy.
Name brands honestly are such a scam. You’re paying for a brand, and that’s it. You can’t tell the difference in quality, and if you say you can, you’re lying.
It’s imperative to know how to calculate unit costs with items. Many stores will have the unit cost on the price tag, but not all will, or maybe the units vary slightly.