Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quotable Quotes

“It’s easier to accumulate wealth if you don’t live in a high-status neighborhood. … Perhaps you aren’t as wealthy as you should be because you traded much of your current and future income just for the privilege of living in a home in a high-status neighborhood.”

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Hopeful Side Benefit To My Goal

Not only will my fully stocked food storage pantry help with my grocery budget, but I sincerely hope it will mean better lunches for my husband to take to work so that he doesn't eat out as much as he has been.

He spends over $250/month just on eating out. Which would mean an even greater savings on our overall budget since those meals aren't planned into my regular grocery budget.

He does have a job that tends to take him all over the place in the afternoons and evenings and so he frequently hits the drive-in in between appointments, but I'm hoping to find some solutions for that which will hopefully be acceptable to him still. Eating out is just waaaayyyy too expensive and it adds up so quickly and I'd much rather put that money to other places right now.

Stating My Goal

Goal: To only spend $50/week on groceries

Time limit: by October

How I'm going to do it: Couponing and building my food storage up through a full 3-4 month sale cycle so that I have enough of everything to shop from my food storage and replace items when they're on sale again at the rock bottomest prices and then continue to do so.

They say it can be done so I'm going for it!