When I graduated from college, got my first full-time job and made my first big-kid budget (I’ve always been a nerd, for sure), I assumed I’d spend $200 every month on groceries.
I had no context for what it’d cost me to live — let alone feed myself.
“Help me, I don’t know how to adult.”
Six years later, and I have a more refined approach to budgeting for food. And I spend nowhere near $200 each month on groceries.
Spoiler: I don’t use coupons. And I don’t plan my grocery shopping trips based on weekly ads or sales.
I’ve been able to save hundreds on food over the last six years by creating some solid shopping and dining habits, which allow me to take great care of my health, have a social life to be able to eat out with friends for up to $60 each month, as well as live within a reasonable grocery budget of $100-$135 each month.
I learned to cook at home.
I eat out at restaurants only a handful of times each month.
I plan ahead, using simple meal planning.
I know what I have, buy what I need and sometimes treat myself.
I shop smart.
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