Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret
0
 

Use A Cash Grocery Budget

107

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

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
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

CHRISTINA791's Other Secrets of Success

Tags

  • No Tags

Member Comments

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

    emoticon

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: example of aerobic exercise | aerobic exercise example | benefits of aerobic exercise