I’ve noticed that money is a popular blog topic. Given the recession, I guess it’s no surprise. I’m finding it very interesting to read about other people’s philosophies about money. Last week at Grown Up For Real, D. Rene explored how people learn about money; Daria over at Mom-in-Management looked at the dark side of extreme couponing. And my friend Blessing over at Working Mom Journal, a girl after my own heart, cut to the chase and mused about how to get paid like a man.
When I think about money, I think about food. Ask any mom and she’ll tell you that a big chunk of her family’s monthly expenses go towards food. As a mother and wife, my primary concern is that my family is eating a well-rounded and healthy diet. Dr. D. and I are trying to pass good eating habits on to D2 and so far at 17 months, he’s a good little eater willing to try just about anything we put in front of him. We place great emphasis on the quality and flavor of our food as well as its nutritional makeup. My family spends about $150.00 – $175.00 a week on groceries, which is a decent budget in the South East where I live. I admit that I could probably bring this bill down a bit but because we eat out very little, we splurge on some organic produce, dairy and premium meats. Additionally, I love to cook so we make most things from scratch. Here’s my own philosophy on eating well on a budget:
That’s my short list. How do you eat well on a budget?