Going to the grocery store doesn’t have to break your budget each month.
For most of us, the grocery store never disappoints when it comes to having a pricey bill at the end of a shopping trip. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a family of five, the bill always seems to be higher than you expected. The good news is that there are some tips and tricks you can follow to help you save on each trip to the grocery store:
Eat Before the Store: When you are hungry, it is easy to find something appetizing in each grocery aisle you walk through. This may tempt you to buy more or unnecessary food items. Make sure you eat a satisfying meal or snack before you head to the store to prevent you from making these extra purchases.
Make a List: Prepare a list of food items that you need before you head to the grocery store. Then you will be less inclined to buy anything that is not on your list, which helps you stick to your budget.
Check for Store Savings: Look for the store’s sale flyer to find coupons and discounts. They often contain cut-out coupons and highlight store sales to help you tailor your grocery list to buy on-sale or cheaper items.
Buy Store Brands: Many times, the store brand product is very similar to the name brand product in quality but is a lot more affordable in price. Buying store brand can knock off a big portion of your final grocery bill.
Join the Store’s Loyalty Program: If you do all of your grocery shopping in the same store, consider joining their loyalty program (if they have one). Many loyalty programs send out additional information on store sales and can offer special discounts on more of their products.
Timberwood Bank hopes that these money-saving tips save you from breaking your budget at the grocery store each month!
Don’t forget to prepare your finances before your new bundle of joy arrives.
Are you expecting a baby this month? Congrats! There are few things in this world as joyous and exciting as have a new baby. But as wonderful as having a new baby is, a baby can add a lot of extra costs to your monthly budget.
Timberwood Bank wants to help you prepare for your new bundle of joy. Don’t forget about the following costs when organizing your baby-specific finances:
Having the proper bank accounts can help your college student succeed this school year.
It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season! Whether you are sending your kids off to kindergarten or to college, it can be a difficult transition for many parents.
If you are preparing to send your son or daughter off to college, Timberwood Bank wants help ease your stress by securing your son or daughter’s banking and financial needs. Today, we offer you the following college preparation banking tips:
Do your back-to-school shopping and stay within your budget this month.
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Prepare for student loan payments now so you won’t be caught off guard when they start in just a few months.
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Stay close to home and still have a great summer vacation by exploring Wisconsin.
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Summer is a great time to evaluate your finances, including your savings account.
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Hurry! There is still time to go on a vacation this summer by using these helpful tips to save quick.
As the summer progresses, you’ve seen your friends and family take off and return home telling stories of how much fun they had on their summer vacation. As what’s left of summer turns into weeks rather than months, you may just now be realizing that you want to take a summer vacation of your own! Continue reading