Queen of free: Meal plans vital while planning grocery trip

Perhaps more than in any other category of spending, people tend to get off-budget with what they eat.

Whether you are at the dining room table, cruising the aisles of the grocery store or zipping through the drive-thru, planning is vital.

One of the key ways our family paid off more than $127,000 in debt was to get very intentional about planning our meals on a weekly basis. This not only reduced a sizable outflow of cash, it also cut down on the day-to-day stress of feeding a family of four.

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