Plan meals, make a shopping list and stick to it. Doing this will keep you from spending extra money on impulse buys or items that might go bad before you eat them. I know that I often make adjustments in my meal plan if I find something on sale or special that I was not aware of, but that doesn’t happen very often. Planning ahead allows you to take advantage of sale items advertised in ads and coupons.Enjoyed this post? Consider sharing it with friends by clicking one of the buttons to the left.