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    tesarae74
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    I'm still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some

    examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a

    budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries

    on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to

    all for the input!








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    robin machin
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    Hi!

    We have a family of 5

    2 adults and 3 teenagers

    Grocery include washing soap etc. $150.00 week in Alabama



    --- On Sat, 7/26/08, tesarae74 <tesarae74@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: tesarae74 <tesarae74@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Budget101.com : Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 8:41 AM



    I'm still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some

    examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a

    budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries

    on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to

    all for the input!








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    pocica@mchsi.com
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    Hi,



    I'm new to the group, but thought I would just jump in with what we spend a

    month. We have a family of 6 that includes 2 teen boys (that are HUGE eaters)

    with the youngest at age 5. If I'm not careful, we can spend around $375-$400

    a month on groceries alone. (Our monthy income is only around $2000 sometimes

    a bit more as I'm in a direct sales company.) As long as I watch what I do, I

    can keep it around $275 a month. I try to make one large shopping trip a

    month with small weekly trips for fresh fruits, veggies, bread, milk, etc. As

    long as I don't make those last minute dinner runs to the store and buy a

    bunch of junk, we are OK. We still are able to fit in some treats (AKA junk

    like chips and pop), but they are for Friday nights or some special event

    only, so it's special.



    I have noticed that I started buying too many convienence foods like frozen

    pizza, etc and I would really like to start working on cutting that down. I'm

    also thinking of purchasing my meat in bulk to help cut it down. I just need

    to set aside the money to do it!



    I also would love to hear from people that use Angel Food Ministries. Esp.

    those with larger families to find out if it is actually a good savings for

    them. I've read some of the sample menus and I'm unsure. For example one box

    of hamburger helper type stuff, wouldn't even make a dent in a lunch for us.





    I'm sure there are some out there that spend much more than me and some that

    spend much less! I'll be very interested to hear what others are doing.



    Debbie P.





    ---------------------- Original Message: ---------------------

    From: "tesarae74" <tesarae74@yahoo.com>

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 14:12:19 &#43;0000



    > I'm still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some

    > examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a

    > budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries

    > on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to

    > all for the input!

    >

    >






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    Lucy Anderson
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    $720 per month for a family of 8 has been my actual spending (3 adults, 4 teens and 2 pre-teens, but I need to bring it down to $560.)
    (Washington State - I know there is a big disparity by region as well).


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    I&#39;m still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some

    examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a

    budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries

    on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to

    all for the input!






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    CeCe Sweet
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget



    I have a 17 year old son who eats like there's no tomorrow.So, there are just us two. I also have a golden retreiver dog, three cats, and a cockatiel bird.





    For all grocery, personal items, and so forth (including paper goods) without medications, I spend $100 a week. That seems pretty reasonable to me.





    CeCe










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    Chris Riley
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    For a family of 4, that's 2 school-aged kids and 2 parents, here in central California, I used to budget $50 a week for groceries and $20 a week for Walmart durable goods. The cash went into a small ziplock bag that I would carry in a larger gallon ziplock bag that also held my shopping list and menu for the week. My friends thought I was nuts, but you know, I always stuck to my budget. And saved over 30% in the process! The kids are a few years older (and everything is more now ) so we've had to raise the budget to $70 groceries and $30 for durable goods. But I still use my "budget by ziplock" process and it still works!








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    J Diane Northcutt
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    We can get by with 300 per month food budget for our family of five. It does require that I cook from scratch. We have a couple of meatless nights each week. Meat nights are often more of a casserole with meat in it and not each person getting a big piece of meat. We do occaisionally have a meal where each person might get a piece of meat by itself ( chicken . slice of maetloaf etc) . More often it is the casserole or soup with meat in it.
    Hubby takes sandwiches or leftovers to work for his lunch. Snacks are popcorn, homemade cookies and thins like that. We drink water at most meals .
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: tesarae74
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:41 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget





    I'm still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some
    examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a
    budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries
    on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to
    all for the input!





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    pinkbarbiedollkitten
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    Default Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "tesarae74" <tesarae74@...> wrote:

    >

    > I'm still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some

    > examples to compare my grocery spending to. For those of you with a

    > budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for

    groceries

    > on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.Thanks to

    > all for the input!

    >

    here we added up all the bills monthly ones and yearly ones. we just

    added them all up as though we paid them every month, so taht amount

    will go into the saveings account and earn intrest untill time to be

    paid. it was easier for us to just put groceries, personal care

    products, and clothes, and meds all into our grocery envlope. because

    i shop at a 88cent store for every thing i can. and resale shops. and

    doller stores in our area and a farmers market. leaveing walmart and

    target for last. we lumped every thing together because sometimes

    we dont need something but do need something else worked out for us but

    doesnt for every one.








 

 
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