Nobody likes rules. We feel like they stifle our creativity. We think they want to take away our joy.
But the truth is, rules are guidelines that keep our lives in check. They help our children remember to brush their teeth. They keep people from barreling down the highway at break-neck speeds. Best of all, if applied wisely, they can keep us from overspending.
I am not sure at what point in our debt-slaying journey I developed My Grocery Store 10 Commandments; however, I know that they help me save money on a routine basis. They are not complicated. They do not require hours of preparation.