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Getting money’s worth at grocery store

Matt Murphy

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Matt Murphy


One of a college student’s largest expenses is at the grocery store. Everyone in college is strapped for cash, but that doesn’t mean that a student’s shopping cart has to be full of ramen noodles.

I hear a lot of people complain about not having money to get groceries, and I think it’s because not everyone knows how to prioritize when at the store.

Here are a few tips to get the most out of a trip to the grocery store.

Figure out how much you can spend

Decide how much you’re willing to spend before you go the store. This way you have a ceiling to stay under which will help decide which items are really necessary.

Think about the staples of your diet.

Really think about what’s most important to your health. I always get things like milk, eggs, chicken, vegetables, etc., first. These are foods that will go farther towards your health than starting off in the frozen food aisle. Build the rest of your shopping trip around them.

Matt Murphy can be reached at [email protected] or @matthewcharlesz on Twitter.

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Getting money’s worth at grocery store