For most of us, going grocery shopping is one of the most dreaded chores we do every week. The lines are long, it’s not usually a fun experience, and worst of all, it can be really expensive. According to GoBankingRates, the average American spends around $300 per month on groceries, and as Fool reported, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that in 2014, families spent $2,787 on restaurants and takeout on average over the course of the year. That really adds up, but there are definitely ways to cut that number down if you’d rather spend your money elsewhere.
When it comes to food spending, it’s common to make a few mistakes, but fortunately, most of these mistakes are very easy to correct if you’re willing to change your habits and learn a few new tricks.
Here are a few ways you’re throwing your money away on food.