The USDA estimates that the average family of four (with two young children) will spend between $725-$1112 for a month of food. Besides your rent or mortgage, food is probably one of the biggest expense categories in your budget.
Cutting Food Costs
Even if you work hard to save money on groceries, you may be spending too much without realizing it. Recently, I’ve come across some sneaky pricing tricks at my local grocery stores. At first, you might think that you are saving money on groceries, but you’ll find that you are actually overpaying for groceries!
Have you wanted to try freezer meals and gotten overwhelmed by the bulk cooking sessions? You’ve seen the pins where they promise 20 or more meals in a few hours?
Besides your rent or mortgage, food is probably one of the biggest expense categories in your budget. The USDA estimates that the average family of four (with two young children) will spend between $725-$1112 for a month of food. If you have two older children this goes up to a range of $858-$1301 for a […]
Stop forgetting what meals you have stored in the freezer! If you make many freezer meals, it can be difficult to keep track of the inventory in your freezer. While the freezer it a great way to save money by preparing several meals, you won’t be saving money if you have to throw them away!
With busy schedules, you may find that you order take-out, pizza, or go out to eat more than you’d like. Last minute trips to the grocery store may be common when you don’t have a meal plan. But both of these options are costly.
If you are tired of trying to figure out what is for dinner, then you should try meal planning. No more rummaging though the cabinets at the last minute to put something together. No more last minute trips to the store for the one item you need to finish the meal.
Looking for lunch ideas to bring to work? A great way to save money is to bring your lunch and avoid eating out. You may not even realize how much you’re spending on lunch–just one lunch out (even fast food) probably runs you between $5 and $10.