One of the largest wallet busters for senior citizens is their grocery bill. Everyone has to eat and if you only shop at one store or don’t use coupons; chances are you are spending more money than necessary on food items. With a few simple steps, either you or your in-home caregiver can save you a significant amount of money on groceries.
- Clip coupons – If you get the Sunday paper, take the time to go through the coupons and clip the ones that you will use. This is not only a good way to save money, but also a good exercise for your brain and hands. The exercise of cutting and sorting the coupons can help keep your mind stimulated.
- Keep a list – Always make a list of the items that you need, whether you are doing the shopping or someone is doing it for you. When you have a list in front of you and you keep yourself disciplined enough to stick to it, you will spend significantly less.
- Loyalty Cards – Almost every grocery store today offers a loyalty card that enables you to take advantage of the sale prices. It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the card and they are always free. If you are unsure about how to sign up, ask a loved one or your in-home caregiver for help.