With only about 25 hours left to 2011, I thought I would take some time and reflect on the previous year and contemplate the coming one.
I did not stick to a grocery budget as well as I would have liked last year. I blame it on working full time, going to school full time and some other family events going on, but lets be honest, that is just an excuse.
I plan to get back to a set grocery budget and then STICK to IT! I recently looked at what the government's USDA website listed for a monthly grocery budget for a family of 4 and on their thrifty plan, they think I should be spending $637.50 for food. I know I have not done that, even in my worst months.
Now, when I include "J" my total would be $757.15 a month. YIKES! I know I can easily do a nice array of meals for $400.00 a month! I believe that is what I will work towards as a monthly budget.
January will be a goal of $400.00. I will post as the month goes along to see how I am doing.