We here in the Eating Machine household spend a lot of money on food.
A lot a lot. I tried to explain this to the fiance, and finally went through and added up a months worth of grocery shopping on my debit card (which of course doesn’t include my credit card, anything paid for with cash, or anything paid for by the fiance-and he usually pays at Costco, where we spend 50-100 a month I’d guess). In the month I’d spent about $280ish, and we were gone for a week of that month…
And really, we have a ton of food in our house, we just don’t think to eat it sometimes… So for the past month, I had an envelope with the grocery money, and that is ALL we could spend.
As the title of the post says, there’s $5.02 left now, and it’s the last day of the month!
Not too bad…
(that money clearly doesn’t include going out to eat or alcohol. The fiance gets very very sad when I try to limit his beer buying. Can’t do that to him)
In a quest to make my last few dollars last I went to The Portland Fruit Company the other day. (If you live in PDX and you’re wondering why you’ve never been there, its on 82nd and Foster-that’d be why)
It’s sketchy as can be-you have to check your apples welllll there, but I got this
for $3.14! That’s a giant bag of mushrooms (just for me of course!), cilantro, almost three pounds of tomatoes, and two pounds of apples (from Hood River, so pretty local too!)
I really should go there more-it’s on my way home from the school I sub at the most.
So do you have grocery budgets? Is it terrible that we kinda don’t have a budget for anything? (We put money into savings every month, and pay all our bills, so we’re not horrifically bad about spending, but we have no budget at all)