How to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money on Groceries

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat on Wednesdays at 3 p.m ET. This chat highlighted simple ways you can reduce spending on groceries and eliminate waste. The panel included: Steve and Annette Economides: NY Times Best Selling Authors and founders of MoneySmartFamily.comRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We’re also featuring financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What are some common mistakes people make when it comes to buying groceries for the week?
  • Q2: What are some best practices when budgeting for groceries?
  • Q3: Are there different rules of thumb for saving on produce, meat, etc?
  • Q4: What advice do you have on couponing or shopping sales?
  • Q5: What is your take on expiration or sell-by dates?
  • Q6: How does the way we store our food contribute to food waste?
  • Q7: Rather than throwing groceries away that you know you won’t eat before they spoil, what other options are available?
  • Q8: What tips do you have for getting kids on board reducing food waste in your house?
  • Q9: What tips do you have for saving money on eating out?
  • Q10: What final tips do you have for someone trying to eliminate waste and reduce spending on groceries?

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