Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Weekly Food Budget

In our household, our weekly food budget covers a range of consumables that makes staying in budget challenging and fun. We include our groceries, restaurants (unless it's a social occasion we must attend like a birthday, then it's entertainment), health and beauty products, paper and cleaning products, pet products and alcohol. For myself and my husband we have a weekly "food" budget of $100. If I track expenses as they happen, use flyers and coupons, this amount is very doable and often leaves extra room to carry forward. If we get lazy... It gets blown through the roof with restaurants.

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