Over Budget!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2008
Over Budget!
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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 9:53am

Hello everyone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-1998
In reply to: brandikay033
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 12:59pm

Well, when you say overspent are you just talking about food or other items too? And does this also include eating out?


A couple of obvious tips:


1. Make a list and stick to it.


2. Don't go when you're hungry - that is when impulse buys are the biggest.


3. Use coupons, buy generic, don't overbuy. Look at ads for bargains.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2008
In reply to: brandikay033
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 2:08pm

Food shopping is one area I struggle with!


Take inventory of what you have already in the house and make a grocery list from that, using the sale flyers, planning meals for the rest of the week


But are you over due to food or does that include other items too?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: brandikay033
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 3:31pm
hello!! i have done it too-those lil ten and twenty dollar trips add up-fast. i work in a grocery store
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2008
In reply to: brandikay033
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 5:11pm

Thanks so much for the replies!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
In reply to: brandikay033
Mon, 04-26-2010 - 10:48am