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      When the food bill for two people exceeded $75 week, something had to

      change. Organization is tough for me since I tend to overdo it and get

      frustrated, so online lists are my friend. I save them to my computer,

      delete items I don’t use and put in my own.

      Flexibility is the only thing that has saved me. If a loss leader

      price on ham or roast, two items that can be pricey, I buy as much as

      the store allows. This probably means that I’m over the limit for the

      week, so it comes out of the budget for the month. it’s much easier

      for me to subtract from one large number for the month than to start

      over every week with a smaller number.

      any amount that you have to purchase to get the loss leader price can

      easily be made up from items you keep in your stock. canned goods,

      spices, baking goods, paper products, etc. and any ingredients you

      will use to make recipes with your loss leader.

      maybe i’m preaching to the choir here, but maybe a newbie will get

      something from my experience.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List Rethinking the food budget