I will eat food up to 2 years beyond the "best used by" date and OTC medicines up to 1 year beyond. I try not to buy stuff that will expire before I use it but do admit to having too much low cal salad dressing for the diet that never came to pass
"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~
ER'd in June 2015 at age 52. Initial WR 3%. 50/40/10 (Equity/Bond/Short Term) AA.