And we meet again....
by, 05-28-2013 at 11:00 PM (3816 Views)
Another year has come and gone and I am still in debt. As I sit here making my budget I am trying to figure out how we are struggling to live on $4000 a month when 5 years ago we lived on $1600 just fine. AHH I can't figure it out. I am going to start by looking at our food budget. I would guess that we are spending upwards of $1000 on food a month. Mostly to buy groceries and put them in the trash when they go bad because I didn't cook. I will say I have gotten much better at making DH & DD their lunches. DH even takes coffee to work instead of buying it out. Now I just need to be stricter about eating dinner at home, making a meal plan, and sticking to it.
Tonight I made sloppy Joes with tatter tots. The sloppy Joes were delish and from scratch. I made a trip to Trader Joes and purchased $39.00 in groceries and I am hoping that I will only spend another $20 on milk for the month of June, using up all of the food in my house.
Now to try and figure out a budget that works!! I will check in each Friday to hold myself accountable.