Why You Pay More at the Grocery Store (and How to Save)

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Many of us don’t think too much about what we throw into our grocery carts — or how much it all costs. After all, we have to eat! But for most Americans, food makes up one of the largest expenses in the budget, right after paying for housing and transportation. If you can trim just $20 off your monthly grocery bill, it can save you $1,000 per year; saving $60 per week could put more than $3,000 extra in your pocket.

Believe it or not, those kinds of savings aren’t unrealistic, and you don’t have to starve to death to achieve them. All you have to do is look at where grocery stores make their money and where you may have some bad shopping habits. Learn more in my article on WiseBread.com.

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