Groceries have been steadily rising, and they aren’t going down anytime soon. And with everything else rising as well, it’s more important than ever to stick to a budget. Let’s talk about one big step you can take to make your budget behave itself- shopping with intention.
A large part of keeping your budget under control is being intentional with what you throw in the grocery cart and bring home.
Let’s talk about “nostalgia” spending- that is, buying something you remember from a happier time in your life in an effort to bring back those same feelings.
This happened to me over Easter. I found hot-cross buns at the store- and we ate those every Easter when I was a kid. I was so excited to see them they were added to my cart without a second thought.
The thing is, only one other person in my family likes them other than myself, and I don’t have room in the freezer to save them for later. In this case, spending on nostalgia was a waste of money. They came home with me only to meet an ultimate demise in the compost bin. It helps to ask yourself a couple of questions