We were spending $400 a month on groceries, we used to spend $200 in Ontario no problem but the amount doubled when we moved across the country to BC so we're going to try to cut it down to $200 again.
Even if we can't do $200 a month we're at least trying to cut down.
That's very admirable, though I don't think I could go a month with NO junk food! Just looking at our bank statements now, we seem to spend about $375/month on groceries between the two of us. It definitely sneaks up on you if you're not watching what you spend. I'll add your blog to my reader, good luck with it all
I totally bookmarked your blog and will be reading every day, I think it's awesome! We already do most of the things on there but sometimes we slip up, so hopefully reading it will help me stay motivated, and I hope some of the tips will help us plan for the baby.
Oh man I fucking love this! I've been trying to work with my spendings to get used to a tighter budget once I go to university and lose my wonderful 400€ paycheck... so your posts will probably be great help! Bookmarked!
Ooh and pizza dough! I hope it's a recipe I can recreate with German ingredients.
jessiegrrrl wrote:Love this! Has anyone else seen the blog about someone being on a "spending fast"? No extra spending whatsoever. It was pretty intense. I forget the actual name ...
Already Pretty went on a year long shopping 'ban' as it were, she only allocated a specific amount of money a month to be spent on clothing (her major spending issue), and only at thrift stores. She blogged about it extensively, it was pretty cool.
^Thank you for that link! I just started reading through and I'm hooked. I think all of this is going to help me stop spending so much on take-out/delivery food every month. Even if it's just once a week, that could be up to $100 a month or more! That's money I could use to pay off student loans.
Can't wait for more recipes. I'm very intrigued by that sweetener thing you guys made.