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|Sun, 07-18-2010 - 4:19pm|
Hello - I'm a newbie. I thought I'd introduce myself. I was a teacher until June. I am now a SAHM and will be homeschooling my 8 year old son. I figured that summer would be a good time to get my budget in order and try to save money. My first order of business was to cut the grocery budget. My goal was $400 a month for groceries, cleaning supplies and toiletries. In June, I spent over $600. In July so far, I've spent $350 and I have 2 weeks left to buy food! (I pretty sure I can keep July under $500, but I'm really hoping for closer to $400) HELP! What do you do to get your grocery bills down to a reasonable level? There are 4 people in our family: me, my husband. a 1 year old and an 8 year old. It's not unreasonable to think that I can keep it under $400 or $500 is it? What do you or do you not purchase in order to keep your grocery budget reasonable?
PS - there are no discount grocery stores nearby, although I can find one about 30-45 minutes away. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the gas money to get there.
Thanks in advance!