Food is a wonderful source of joy in our lives, but it can also be a major stressor. If you’re still rattled thinking about all you need to do before Thanksgiving, or if you routinely struggle with your grocery trips, we hope these tips can save you time, energy, and money and help you relax a bit more.
Regardless of scale or occasion, whenever you are buying and/or preparing food, always remember to:
A Thanksgiving budget includes more than just the all-important food – it also includes drinks and decorations. Alcohol can drain a budget real quick – buy in bulk when you can or use a B.Y.O.B. policy. Use items you already have for decorations and avoid buying items you will only use once.
Here are some more ideas to try out when grocery shopping for everyday needs.
Here’s one of many resources available in Minnesota to get good, discounted food year-round. Fare for All buys food in bulk and sells food packages, ranging from $10 to $25, in thirty locations throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area once a month. Fare For All is open to everyone and they accept cash, credit, debit, and EBT cards. Click here to find the location closest to you!
Money Management E-Newsletter: November 2017