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Old 12-14-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I made a goal of not spending more than $20.00 today. I spent $19.10 and purchased the following items:

ground beef
chicken wings
1 loaf of bread
1 dozen eggs
1 box of wheat thins ( I did not need to buy this but it was on sale.)
1 box of mixed vegatables
1 box of green beans

I actually looked in the cupboard and fridge to determine what I have. I never do that. My budget for 2015 is to not spend more than $80 a month on groceries. It seems totally unrealistic but I will find a way. I will leave $5 for pizza twice a month. Luckily, my employers feeds us twice a week which helps a great deal.
How many people are you feeding for $600/mo?
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I admire your discipline, but I would get tired of cereal and a sandwich everyday. Just curious do you buy any beverages besides milk.
Soda, Dt. Mtn. Dew. I have 1 can per day only Fri/Sat./Sun.'s. Weekend treat I suppose. I don't drink booze. Or coffee. Or bottled water - tap only. I do drink generic, store brand vegetable juice with my dinner though.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:48 PM
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How many people are you feeding for $600/mo?
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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How many people are you feeding for $600/mo?
I think Goodlife meant she/he didn't spend more then 20.00 today and showed all they got. It sounds like they spend about 80.00 a month for food.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:33 PM
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Yes. I spent $20 but my goal is to spend $80 a month. I am single.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Your key to keeping costs low is to buy very little pre-processed food.
All that frozen and ready to eat food is very expensive compared to making it yourself.

And buy in bulk when it goes on sale..break up the package into servings and freeze.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I think Goodlife meant she/he didn't spend more then 20.00 today and showed all they got. It sounds like they spend about 80.00 a month for food.
Not eating what was listed for a week. That's maybe enough food for 2-3 days if you're on a crash diet.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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As a single woman only feeding myself, I could easily do that with some careful budgeting. However, I don't live alone and have other mouths to feed.. so my food budget is a bit more than that.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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Single guy, here. I work out (so I eat a lot) and I have been eating very healthy.

I shop at Trader Joe's and Aldi for my food.

Spend between $20 and $25 a week. Eat very healthy and the food is good.

I'm just more frugal than most I guess.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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Single guy, here. I work out (so I eat a lot) and I have been eating very healthy.

I shop at Trader Joe's and Aldi for my food.

Spend between $20 and $25 a week. Eat very healthy and the food is good.

I'm just more frugal than most I guess.
Exactly.

You can have a full meal with a total cost of around or even less than 1 dollar, and this is by eating fish/meat etc ...

I saw someone earlier talking about soup, and yesterday I chuckled when my mother in law went to buy soup to the supermarket for her sick daughter. One serving!! 4 dollars!!! Are you kidding me?

Just pour a pound of potatoes, 1 gallon of water, carrots, green onions and you can have an awesome carrot soup that has 12 servings for what? 10-20 cents a serving?
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