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Use A Cash Grocery Budget




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.

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  • 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! - by EAT4TODAY
  • I to now use cash I take $100 a week and EVERYTHING including food and that really keeps me from impulse buying!! - by CATDUG19
  • Awesome idea! - by ROOTIHAUSMAN
  • emoticon - by SMITHANI

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