I love squeezing pennies. They shit the prettiest quarters when you do it right. One of the main ways I save money these days is by buying in bulk.
Most people don’t buy in bulk. They look at the list of things that they need and buy the smallest, cheapest container of each item that they can.
And every time they do that, they literally throw money away.
The other day I needed a single pound of ground beef. When I went to the store, I discovered that it would cost almost $5 to buy that single pound of meat.
A 10-pound package costs $29.25, so guess what? I bought 10 pounds of ground beef that day.
You see, by paying $30 for 10 pounds of ground beef, I saved $20. How? I saved $20 because I know that, in time, I will use 10 pounds of ground beef. If I had just bought a pound whenever I needed it, I would have spent $50 for the same amount of meat, so by buying the larger pack, taking it home, and freezing it in 1 pound packages I saved money.
When you buy things in bulk that you use, you do have to spend more money upfront, but the savings is worth it. I spent 40% less on ground beef than I would have normally, for instance.
It’s the equivalent of receiving a 40% return on your money, in investment terms.
The next time you’re out shopping, look to see what items you can buy in bulk to save money.
It will save you a fortune.
If you want to know more about saving money, check out my book The Shoestring Girl. Within that book I share the variety of ways I saved money in order to become a stay at home single mother while raising my kids.
Given the way prices are rising, you may need all of the help you can get.
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I’ve written a lot of books sharing my odd view of life in hopes of helping others. My most notorious book is titled The Shoestring Girl: How I Live on Practically Nothing and You Can Too, but The Minimalist Cleaning Method is pretty popular as well. You can find them at the following places:
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