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Set Monthly Grocery Budget And Use Cash Only




Now that I am all about using cash. I set a monthly grocery budget of $520 for a family of 3. Food money will include all grocery trips and eating out. Now with 11 days left in July and I have only about $105 to spend. Suddenly, I know that I can only get the essentials - fresh produce. No more snacks aka junk food. Look through the pantry and find a recipe to work with what I have. Not only I am saving money, I am also losing weight!

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  • very good idea. Too easy to go over your budget with debit cards and checks. - by JUSTDEBC
  • I have a monthly food budget of $200 a month because I get food assistance from the state (been unemployed since Aug 2008). It's very difficult to feed two people on that...especially since one of them is a 16 year old young man! We end up using the food pantries in town toward the end of the month, but GOD is GOOD! He provides...
    emoticon - by UNDERGRAD2013

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