- July 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm #260578
I don’t think you’re nuts at all. I USED to do something similar
with a large envelope. Since my son moved out I’ve become seriously
less cautious. Think I’ll steal your ziplock idea. Thanks for
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Chris Riley
> 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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