I hate shopping (any kind), but I love to find a good deal.
Things haven't always been easy around here when it comes to money. Without getting into too much detail, money used to be super tight around here, and I think that is making it sound glamorous. Things have improved recently (they aren't perfect, but they are good), and we count our blessing for that.
When we were struggling, I had a minimal food budget, but when I think about all those years of struggling, I don't feel like we sacrificed tons when it came to food. We didn't indulge in things that weren't needed but most of the time we ate pretty decent food, and I don't remember having to live on top ramen (although I don't have a great memory, and when you are going through hard times you try not to focus on things like that, so maybe the hubby might chime in remind me that things aren't quiet like I remember them.) I did my best to make the most of my food budget, and waiting until things were on sale to buy them. I felt like I did pretty good.
Now that I have more money to work with when it comes to my food budget, I still love finding a great deal and saving money and spending as little as possible. For our family of 5 I typically spend $50 a week on food. I plan our meals based on what I have in my food storage, in my freezer, and what's on sale at the store.
With the economy the way it is, every one can make their food expenses lower just by planning ahead and not eating out as often. After all, who doesn't want to save money? I DO!
One of the things I think will probably be shared by me on Wednesday is deals I've found or ways to save. And if anyone has any of their own ideas or deals, I'd love to hear them. I don't feel like I'm an expert, and always love to learn new things from others.
Posted by Erin at Wednesday, January 20, 2010