Moderation and the Grocery Budget

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This past weekend, Brian and I made a trip down to Granville Island (not really an island) and did a bit of grocery shopping at the marketplace.  Now, we’re pretty infamous for our $200 grocery budget, so it may be surprising to learn that we really do enjoy good food. I ended up purchasing (among other items) four slices of fresh European style smoked bacon for nearly $5.  Yes, $5 for 4 slices...

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Grocery budget motivation #2

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How is everyone’s 2013 grocery budget holding up?  Brian and I haven’t made any changes to our grocery budget this year.  We are still spending $200 a month for the two of us, usually split up into $100 for the first half of the month and $100 for the second half.  This pays for all of our breakfasts, lunches and dinners, fruit and snacks.  Here’s how a recent $100 broke down: Photo...

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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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A reader’s view: The evolution of our budget

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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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