8 Groceries You Shouldn’t Buy When You’re Broke

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The cost of cutting and packaging adds to the product's price, making it more expensive than whole fruits and vegetables.

1. Pre-Cut Produce

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Brand name items may be what we're used to purchasing, but they are often more expensive than store-brand items.

2. Brand Name Items

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Organic foods are often more expensive than conventional ones, making it difficult to fit into a tight budget.

3. Organic Foods

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Fancy meat such as filet mignon or ribeye steaks are a luxurious treat, but they're also expensive. 

4. Fancy Meat

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Convenience items such as pre-made meals or packaged snacks may seem like a quick and easy option, but they're also more expensive. 

5. Convenience Items

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Bottled water may seem like a necessity, but it's also an unnecessary expense. Tap water is just as safe to drink and it's free.

6. Bottled Water

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Specialty spices such as saffron or truffle oil may add a unique flavor to your dishes, but they're also incredibly expensive.

7. Specialty Spices

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Junk food may be cheap, but it's also not a healthy option. These items are often highly processed and lack nutritional value.

8. Junk Food

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