Food Budget Success

Friday, June 25, 2010

Today Kimm and I went grocery shopping to last us until July 2nd.

Unless there is a food “emergency” (i.e., run out of milk or bread) we will be set.

And we did it again…we were under our food budget!

We budget $300/month and the last two months we were under.  Last month we were under by about $50 and this month by about $30.

We’ve been doing so much better since we’ve been paying cash for food.  We take out $300 at the beginning of the month and then just use that money throughout the month.  It’s easier to say “no” to something when you actually see the REAL money leaving your hand.

We hope to eventually bring our budget down, but everything keeps rising in price.  So that means more creativity with inexpensive meals.  Maybe next month we’ll try for $280??

Back to work tonight.  I hope it won’t be too bad.

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