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Stretching Your Food Dollars

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Planning Ahead

Good planning is an important part of stretching food dollars.

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Plan meals ahead for the week — it helps to use a calendar. Think about how much you can spend, what you have on hand, what is on sale, and what sounds good. Find a balance that you can afford.

Try to make enough a couple of days a week so that you have leftovers. They come in very handy for lunches or a quick dinner!

Keep reading for the next money-saving tip.