Stuff I’d Like to See General Budgeting For One

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      I just moved into my first apartment. I’m having trouble creating a budget for groceries. It is just me in my 1 bedroom apartment.

      How much money should I devote to food each week or per month just on groceries for myself? I thought about $150.00 for the month but that would only leave me with $37.50 for each week. I feel like as many fresh fruits and veggies that I eat, that is pushing it a bit…

      I am going to start switching to more frozen fruits and veggies but does anyone think that budget is appropriate for one person or should I up my budget to $200 for each month?

      I’m confused and overwhelmed!

      Thanks!!! Smile, its spring!

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      Hi look on the budget menu and dirt cheap recipes board.I don’t eat many fresh fruits and vegetables.What else do you like to eat? I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed,with this new chapter in your life.Welcone to budget 101

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      @kiki1012 530776 wrote:

      I just moved into my first apartment. I’m having trouble creating a budget for groceries. It is just me in my 1 bedroom apartment.

      How much money should I devote to food each week or per month just on groceries for myself? I thought about $150.00 for the month but that would only leave me with $37.50 for each week. I feel like as many fresh fruits and veggies that I eat, that is pushing it a bit…

      I am going to start switching to more frozen fruits and veggies but does anyone think that budget is appropriate for one person or should I up my budget to $200 for each month?

      I’m confused and overwhelmed!

      Thanks!!! Smile, its spring!

      Hello! I just wanted to share some tips with you regarding meat-because it’s so expensive, I wait til roasts and other large cuts of meat are on sale, buy the biggest piece I can, take it home and cut it up into steaks, stew meat, etc. If you have access to a farm, you can buy in bulk and order it in different cuts, quantities and portions.

      Making casseroles, salads, soups, and other mixed meals will save $, as well as having one or a few meatless meals a week. Cheapest prices are on hamburger, pork ribs, chicken. If you have coupons, they are now selling many frozen meals in single-servings as well.

      Good luck, and don’t be overwhelmed-it gets easier and more natural the more you practice it!:)

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Stuff I’d Like to See General Budgeting For One