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Old 10-29-2008, 04:38 AM
 
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Forest-I see your point. I always live below my income-though it is a challenge sometimes. And I live in a fairly cheap part of the country(Indiana). I don't think my city would allow for all the farm animals! But I don't but frozen processsed food anymore. I have cut back on meats a bit, and buy cheaper cuts and cook them in the crock pot and they come out fine. I figure I have cut about 100 dollars a month for food, and it is like a 100 dollar tax free raise! Being single, I cut back on the heat some in winter, and that makes a big difference. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I was stationed in Scotland off and on over a period of about 8 years, during which time we lived in Scotland and bought a hoem there. My family resided there for 3 years, before were transfered elsewhere.

I learned that when you watch British movies and TV, and you see folks in their living rooms wearing sweaters and dinner jackets. It was not for a better 'look'. Their homes are commonly held at 50 to 55 degrees.

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Old 11-14-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Family of 5 here. I try to make a point to not eat out but it happens.

But anyway.

My average weekly grocery bill is about $130. I could cut some stuff out of that pretty easily but it would lead to less happiness by some parties of my household.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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I found that I was spending atleast $25/week on beverages (non alcoholic). I stopped buying soda and buy minimal juice. Kids were going thru a 1/2 ga carton of OJ a day. If we are low on milk I add powdered milk/mix to the jug and they never notice. Saves me a special trip. My 2 kids drink out of same cup all day now and if i see the drink on the counter it goes in the fridge instead of down the drain.
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