I’m sure you’ve heard somewhere along the line that the GAPS diet or the Whole30 or Paleo style of eating is expensive, right? Let me set the record straight – it is!! At least it’s more expensive than what we’re used to. My family and I did the Whole30 earlier this year and it was oneClick to Continue »
Starting over in a new city with new stores is not easy. There’s lots of testing, lots of research and a good chance of going over budget. But if there’s anything I’ve learned from living on a food budget, it’s that you can count on tried and true methods of saving money and eventually you’llClick to Continue »
Nearly six months after our cross-country move, last month was the first time we have come close to our monthly food budget since moving to Georgia. It was the confidence boost I needed to keep following the tried-and-true methods that have always kept our grocery budget low in the past. Things like shopping in bulk,Click to Continue »
One of the classic pieces of advice for trimming grocery budget spending to buy in bulk, and I followed it faithfully for a long time. But then we moved. ALDI was just down the street and a trip to Costco meant inconvenient hours and fighting traffic. I chose convenience, thinking I wouldn’t be saving much anyway,Click to Continue »
Reviewing my grocery receipts every month is the key to keeping budget under control, but looking at what I spent on food in March, you’d think I owned stock in ALDI! I assure you I don’t – rather I’m taking the advice YOU gave me when I first moved to Georgia and my grocery spending was outClick to Continue »
Looking back at my grocery receipts for February, it was quite the roller coaster month! We spent the first half of the month in the apartment, which if you remember, means we only had the bare necessities in the kitchen. No appliances, just one bowl and one pan. Everything we cooked had to be plannedClick to Continue »
Okay folks, I’ll just say this up front in case anyone thought I was a perfect shopper, perfect budgeter and always had my act together. I don’t. And I’m WAY over budget. There are a lot of reasons why… New month. New year. New state. New stores. New schools. New rules. New routine (sort of). MinimalClick to Continue »
Five seconds ago I had one of those “whoa” moments when I realized this is the last budget accountability session for 2015 AND for California. It also happens to recap be a very NOT NORMAL month.