Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Crazy Challenge


I have been going to the second round of the financial class that is being offered at my church. Last Thursday we talked about getting Only Big Big Bargains and one lady commented that there is a website that shows you how you can spend $40.00 a week for a family of four. So I got the crazy notion in my head that I am going to give it a try, only with $50.00 per week since I have a family of five. Mr. and I are on step three of the program which is to finish building the emergency fund. So if I can pull this off for a little while to help build that fund we can get it done sooner and move more quickly to the next step. I usually spend $380 per month on groceries, averaging $95.00 per week and I have been doing pretty good. If I go over budget one week then I have to take it out of the next weeks budget. Anyway...I figured since I try to go shopping every other Monday, I could spend $50 at Costco and $50 at the grocery store. I gave it a try yesterday and clipped my coupons and sent myself to Costco first. I spent $59.00 there, (I bought a frozen pizza that I knew would take me over the budget, but it looked really good.) Then I headed over to Smith's and spent $17.75. It was hard just getting the bare essentials, but since I have also been establishing a food storage I can use that to supplement for the next couple weeks or months. I think this may work.
I know the picture has nothing to do with the post, I am just getting excited for warmer weather to return. Do you like the eyebrow he drew on himself?

5 comments:

TRIBE'S said...

I do not know how you can only spend $95 a week. I am in shock. And now you are going to spend less. I need a lesson from you. Love the picture, I really want to work in my yard.

Amy said...

I'd like to know exactly what you 5 are eating! Will that be your next post?

Jewels said...

Yes, I will post what we eat next.

We in Minnesota said...

Some families of four spend $600.00 per month. What is that about???? We have been trying to keep good track of what we spend on groceries and to have a budget and stick to it. We have been eating more homemade food and using what we have. It is very exciting. You go, Sister!!!

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