Don't Break the Bank! Save Money by Planning Ahead

Save money by planning ahead. All it takes is a little time and determination and you too can watch the money begin to stay where it belongs, in your pocket. I’m a firm believer in meal planning. When I first began planning our meals, I saw how it saved us money. Over the years, I’ve loosened my grip on meal planning but I still plan. While I don’t plan breakfasts and lunches, our suppers are always planned. Meal planning has kept me from buying ingredients I already have and it keeps me from flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to supper time.

Another way planning has saved us money is by planning our family trips. We love spur of the moment day trips but sometimes those trips have to be planned. The cost of entrance and parking fees, whether or not pets are allowed, and if we’ll have the option of picnicking helps us know if we need to save up for the trip.

Don't Break the Bank: Save Money by Planning Ahead

Don't Break the Bank! Save Money by Planning Ahead

Sarah from Must Have Mom shares Meal Planning Resources

Along with some neat ideas, there are 28 weeks of meal plans.

Lisa from Retro Housewife Goes Green shares Once a Month Grocery Shopping

I love how once a month shopping causes you to think about what you have, use, and need.

Chris from Campfires and Cleats shares Roadtrip! How to Economically Travel Across Country - 5 Simple Tips

Road trips tend to need planning. With the planning, you’ll see how much money you can save while making memories with your family.

Rachel from Young Adult Money shares 5 Specific Situations Where Planning Ahead Saves You Money

Christmas comes every year, on the same day, just like birthdays. There is no reason for people to go crazy over that holiday “sneaking up” on them. Plan to shop early on.

Liz from Frugalwoods shares How Planning Ahead Saves Us Serious Money

It’s important to plan for the near future but also for the long haul. In the end, it saves you money.

Do you plan ahead to save money? If you have any secret tips on saving money, leave them in the comments.

You can learn more about saving money with these past posts.