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Use A Cash Grocery Budget


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I pay all my bills online and debit for most transactions, but I take out a set amount of physical cash for groceries each payday. I find that having a physical reminder helps keep me within my budget - It's a lot easier to go $10-$20 over on a shopping trip when you're paying debit and it's just dipping into money budgeted elsewhere. As an added bonus, I empty my change into a jar at the end of each day (it adds up!) and deposit any leftover bills to my savings account at the end of the week.

- Submitted by CHRISTINA791 11/3/2010 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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EAT4TODAY 11/3/2010 4:20:00 PM

    I do the cash at the grocery store but I usually go over . The money comes from my debit card. I will leave cards in the car now so I'm not tempted. Also save change and deposit it into the bank I like this a lot!
CATDUG19 6/20/2012 3:40:00 PM

    I to now use cash I take $100 a week and EVERYTHING including food and that really keeps me from impulse buying!!
ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/17/2011 9:56:00 PM

    Awesome idea!
SMITHANI 11/3/2010 6:37:00 PM


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