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    I am in with a budget of 100 per week. Most months that hits me at 400 per month. This includes 2 adults, stockpile purchases and HBA items. It does not include pet food but I intend to start to track that and budget separately for it. My challenge is my DH who is a grocery store manager. Most of the times, this is great but sometimes he blows the budget by picking up too many " good deals". I will admit he is a great shopper and the deals he brings home are usually wonderful BUT we only need so much meat for heavens sake.....Will think of how to thoughtfully discuss with him soon......

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    i'm at $21.80 and its only been one day. january has yet to start and i'm freaking out about going over my $200 budget

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    I'm going to join you all in this one. For January, I'm just going to keep better track of what's grocery, going out to eat, and "every day stuff" (soaps, deoderants, paper products, etc). February will be the first month that I try to reduce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beks37 View Post
    With just me at home, I am going to keep it to $100 a month. This will be strictly for groceries. I have personal care items and dog food in a separate budget item.
    Hoooboy, I dunno if I can do $100. I do have personal care and dog food separate as well.

    I still have a teen girl at home but she's rarely home and graduates in the spring so I'll see even less of her during the summer.

    I am challenging myself to $150 with the intent of NO eating out. You've inspired me!

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    My 2010 grocery budget has been $300 monthly, but that didn't include dog food, HBA'S or cleaning items...so for 2011, I'm still gonna stick with $300, but that now includes everything. ((I hope))

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    We will be at $ 50 a week or less, for food.
    This amount does not include pet food, paper products, or other non food items.

    When and if we get a few extra dollars here and there, that doesn't need to go to the budget, then I can use that toward bargains and deals for stockpiling.

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    I'm changing mine up a little because of the way our pays will now fall since DH is now salary. I will shoot for $325 a month for food, stockpiling, H & B, and cleaning supplies for 2 adults.

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    Would love to join! Looking at reducing our $300/month to $250.

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    OK, I am in. I need all the accountability I can get. We are 2 adults, a 4 year old and a newborn due in Feb. I plan on spending $160 groceries, $20 non food, and $20 for DH to pick items up which equals $200 a month. This will not include diapers or formula but everything else. It has been a while since I have had to buy formula and am very scared to see how much it will be costing!

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    I definately need to cut down in this area. I am shooting for $200 a month. This is for 2 adults, 4 cats and 1 dog.

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    I'm increasing our food budget in 2011 due to 2 reasons. 1.) Price increases and 2.) I joined Weight Watchers and my new diet starts 1/1/11....I'm willing to spend a little more to get healthier.

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    I'm in! I am aiming for $400 a month this includes paper products, dog food and stockpiling. We feed 2 adults, 2 kids and a dog.

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    I've deleted my old computerized shopping list (on my iPhone) in preparation of starting fresh. I think it will be interesting, at the end of the year, to see what I've listed as necessary. This year's had some weird things on it, including some one-time use items that definitely don't need to be on next year's list. It will require a bit of typing to re-do the regular stuff (half and half, lettuce, etc), but the app has a lot of functions I never used, including tracking prices, so I want to start fresh.

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    I'm in, I need to get control of everything again. I'm going to see what I spend in Jan. before I decide on a number.

    I also need to figure out how much is spent on cat food, litter etc. I have no idea now much we spend.

    Nice to see you back Madhen!
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    I'm in.
    I'm going to aim for $400 a month. That's for 2 adults, a 13 year old boy (eats more than the adults), and an 8 year old girl.
    No hba or pets. I budget that seperate.

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