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Find Out If Your Family Is Overspending on Groceries - Food News

Find Out If Your Family Is Overspending on Groceries - Food News
From The Kitchn - October 12, 2017

During my 37 years of life on this planet, I have always been the sort of person who lives large on a little budget. I splurge where needed, but mostly search for good deals and make the most of very little. I keep a well-stocked pantry and try my best to live by the motto of "I only eat out when they make it better than I do." That may sound elitist, but it keeps me in check from just caving to being lazy and ordering in.

So when a list pops up with how much I should be spending per month based on my family size and it's almost double what I am shilling out, I am a little shocked.

This fun grocery budget chart comes fromAffording Motherhood. The chart is based off United States Department of Agriculture's Cost of Food report, and it estimates the grocery cost of "thrifty families" for a month based on their size. I ca not even imagine what this would look like for people who are not on a stricter budget.

Now, my own household is a little unique. At the moment it's merely my husband and myself, and his children on the weekends (two of which are in the preteen category of eating us out of house and home). With my frugal spending habits and desire to make everything myself unless I can get it better somewhere else (which is most of the time when you live in a village of 500 people in central Wisconsin), I find that my family is spending dramatically less than the budget suggestion shared above.

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