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Here's the exact 7-step system I used to cut my grocery bill in half and save money on food

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  • I used to spend $800 to $1,000 a month on food for my family of four in Los Angeles, California.
  • But now that I'm more thoughtful about how I plan and buy groceries, I've cut my grocery spending in half. Now, I pay more like $400 a month for my family's food.
  • Reducing my spending comes down to a seven-step strategy, starting with stockpiling my staples, creating extra storage in my house so I'm never buying last-minute at high prices, and planning what the household will eat for the week.
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Before I became mindful of my grocery budget, I used to spend between $800 and $1,000 per month for groceries to feed my family of four.

In recent years, I discovered that I could save over 50% of my grocery cost just by implementing a few simple tweaks to my shopping routine, and it made a world of a difference in my bottom line.

As I became more financially savvy and learned how to be more frugal, I continued to tweak my budget until I landed on a comfortable $100 per person per month budget, meaning I spend no more than $400 per month for groceries for my family of four.

I personally believe this budget is plentiful. It's worked well for us, even as we live in a house in Los Angeles, California, which is notorious for its high cost of living.

Here are a few tricks I used to reduce my grocery budget and save money on food every month.

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