This whole debt journey really makes you scrutinize spending! It’s good, blah blah blah, also it’s annoying. Here’s our most recent discovery: we were budgeting $680/month for groceries, but really spending $1,000-1,200. That’s a pretty good discrepancy. We didn’t know which number was reasonable, so I did some research (meaning I asked on Facebook). You guys gave me some great tips!
Here are the current steps I’m taking to see what is reasonable – both in terms of budget and purchasing decisions.
1. Meal planning. I’ve always made a meal plan, but I’ve never started by seeing what meat is … Read the rest