Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back to budget basics

I was looking over the USDA's website about food budgets and decided that I am going to see how I stack up for a month.  I KNOW I spend less a month than what they consider "thrifty" but I would like to see just how much!

The latest month that the USDA has online is for the month of May.  For my current family of DH, myself, our 23 year old daughter whose is due to have a baby any day now, our 12 year old son, and 10 year old daughter. Per the site, our monthly budget should be $738.43.  I spend no where near that.  I might push near $400 some months, but most months are closer to $350.

I am going to keep track of my grocery costs for July (I had planned to in June, but forgot.) so that I can see how much of a difference there is in our numbers.

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