Overall, I spent $362.79 on groceries in August — more than I hoped to spend, but less than my average based on the past year.
The meal we experienced was unlike any other dinner we’ve had before, or will have again for a long time.
In my household, we shop in different stores for different items.
My grocery-shopping concern is about the time I spend at the store, not the money.
I’ve started tracking these freebies in my budget, creating a line-item for everything we receive that costs $0 — and it’s helping me change the way I think about my budget overall.
Is it possible to save enough on the monthly grocery bill to make a real, long-term difference to the rest of our finances?
“Middle Class Snack Kid” is a term I made up for people who do not spend a lot on themselves on the whole, but are running themselves into the ground buying food and drink.
At Man Repeller, Callie Ahlgrim has an essay titled “Uh Oh: I Spent Almost $600 on “Self-Care” in June.”