August Grocery Spending: Single Mom With a Toddler Outside DC

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 Cost of a Night at Minibar

The meal we experienced was unlike any other dinner we’ve had before, or will have again for a long time.

The Cost of Eating a Multicultural Diet in Seattle

In my household, we shop in different stores for different items.

August Grocery Spending: How Do I Avoid Making So Many Trips to the Supermarket?

My grocery-shopping concern is about the time I spend at the store, not the money.  

Tracking Abundance in Our Grocery Budget

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.

Tallying Up My August Grocery Spending

First, let’s go over what I eat in a day.

Our Average Grocery Spending and What We Hope to Change

Is it possible to save enough on the monthly grocery bill to make a real, long-term difference to the rest of our finances?

It’s Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass Day!

Who’s going to try to sign up?

Throwback Thursday: Middle Class Snack Kids

“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.

What’s the Difference Between Necessity and “Self-Care?”

At Man Repeller, Callie Ahlgrim has an essay titled “Uh Oh: I Spent Almost $600 on “Self-Care” in June.”