How to Create a $50 Grocery List

How much do you spend on groceries each month? This is always a hot topic for budget-conscious households who feel they spend way too much on groceries. If you feel your grocery budget is out of control, you’re not alone. According to a Gallup Poll, the average American spends $151-$180 per week on groceries. Lowering your grocery budget requires some skill, prioritizing, and willpower but it’s...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Living the Canadian Dream

Canadian Dream, living in Canada, American dream, goals in life
Tagging along with posts from Jordann and Michelle at Making Sense of Cents, I’d like to throw in my thoughts on the Canadian (or American) dream.  Wikipedia has a good blurb on the “American Dream”, describing it as a “national ethos” that, while changing over time, includes personal components such as home ownership and upward social mobility.  It epitomizes a sense...

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Posted in: Philosophy

My weekly meals #3

It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our grocery motivation posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use a cost that reflects...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

A reader’s view: The evolution of our budget

evolution of our budget, budgeting, finances, thrifty, frugal living
This is a Guest Post By Mr. CBB who blogs at Canadian Budget Binder and aims to help people save money in their budget by motivating them to stick to a budget and say NO to spending more than they earn. Enjoy! I’ve been a saver all of my life. Back home (I’m not from Canada) I used to get points for scanning what I bought with a hand held device and would use the points to buy household...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Money
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