But I know family members and friends who just “can’t get into it”. Determine a budget? Set a menu for the week? Write a grocery list?
Not happening, they say.
Even if it means they could be unnecessarily spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than they need to on food, they just cannot be bothered to take any extra steps before hitting the grocery store.
They simply prefer to wing it.
Such talk and behavior makes this thrifty soul wince.
But I realize all too well that they are hardly a minority in wanting to avoid the work and planning that sometimes goes into a budget lifestyle. Even if the rewards over the long haul can be huge.
So it set me to thinking about ways to save that don’t involve extra effort.
And I came up with several that really do not involve any pre-planning or initiative at all.
I don’t think these steps could be any simpler: