I want to start rehabilitating my finances that will include a grocery budget makeover for my trips to the store. So following your advice, I’m revamping my grocery shopping. I homeschool our 4 … Read more »
The price of groceries is constantly changing. But how do you survive when grocery prices in your area increase, or when you have changes in your family size?
Leigh from Burlington NC asked about our grocery budget.
I have all three of your books, and in your grocery book, you said that your grocery budget was around $350 per month. But as I’ve listened to interviews and your videos on YouTube, I have heard you say that your monthly grocery budget increased. Would you mind detailing some of these changes in your budget?
Do you know what Grade B Eggs are? And do you know how Grade B Eggs can save you money?
Eggs are a regular breakfast food in our house and millions of other homes across the country. But Egg prices go up and down on a regular basis and can sometimes rise as high as $3.00 a dozen. This can put a strain on the family food budget, especially if you like eggs.
How to save money with Grade B Eggs
How can a family enjoy a breakfast favorite without breaking their budget?
We’ve discovered a few ways to save on eggs that you … Read more »
Learning to manage your food budget is one of the fastest ways to start turning around your family household budget. We see so many families practice grocery shopping habits that drive their food costs through the roof.
If you’ve never been shown how to master the art of food shopping and meal prep, don’t feel bad.
It’s a much easier game to learn than you realize.
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Are you looking to save money and find cheap meat near your home? These strategies could save you thousands of dollars this year.
Putting Meat on the Table History:
Years ago, it was the man’s “job” to hunt for the meat to provide for the family. All it cost was a few days’ trudging through the forest, and some bullets or arrows. Then there was time to clean and dress the meat, a man’s muscles to lug it all home and space to store it.
Today, in our more “sophisticated” society, both sexes are responsible for putting meat on the table. The chore … Read more »
Have you ever thought long and hard about the eggs we eat?
What About Questions Like:
How long can eggs last unrefrigerated and refrigerated?
Or, “How can you tell if the eggs you have are going bad?
Does the nutritional value of an egg change as it ages?
How long can eggs be left out on the counter?
In this article, we’ll answer all these egg questions and more.
Egg Storage Around the World
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to visit local grocery stores. I enjoy comparing the similarities and differences. In Iceland, grocery stores have a line of cookies called … Read more »
Have you ever wondered which dish soap works best and gives you the best value for the money?
We love saving money and were wondering if we should buy the cheapest dish detergent or a more expensive one. Our curiosity finally got the best of us and we put together this test.
Have you ever thought, “Hmm, this name-brand product costs twice as much as the generic; is it twice as good? Oh, it’s all just advertising hype, there can’t be that BIG of a difference — I’m going to save the money and buy the generic.”
If you want to make eating together as a family fun, you’ll love some of the things we do around the dinner table.
The family dinner hour is going the way of the dinosaur and black & white movies. But is the desire to eat meals together an old-fashioned, outdated notion? And with today’s faster-paced, non-relational lifestyle is it even possible?
Eating meals together is a mainstay of a cohesive family unit. Without this time of connection, you could end up with a group of disconnected people just living under the same roof.
Many families aren’t able to do a sit-down family dinner … Read more »
There are dozens of uses for a home meat slicer and the savings you can bank are amazing. In this article, we’ll talk mainly about how much money you can save using a meat slicer to cut your own lunch meat.
And we’ll also share other things that we use a meat slicer for.
Plus we’ll tell you how much our meat slicer cost and what you can expect to pay for a new one.
This is the fourth article of a 5 Kitchen Tools series that will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
The concept of shopping in a warehouse and buying directly from a distributor is an appealing idea for money-saving-minded people. But do today’s warehouse clubs really save you money or are they merely a carefully marketed retail store that has lots of stuff in it, designed to separate you from your money?
We’ll discuss the pros and cons of shopping at the warehouse clubs AND we’ll tell you how you can do it without buying a pricey membership.
What is a Warehouse Club?
Warehouse clubs are in truth a retail store, that has been strategically designed to look like a warehouse. They utilize … Read more »
Using a crockpot for a year could save you a ton of money. But even if you used it just a few days each week, it could still save you more money than you ever imagined. We’ll show you how this works and give you some other tips too.
This is the third of a 5-part Kitchen Tools series that will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
What’s at stake when it comes to feeding a family?
When it comes to feeding a family, there is a lot of money at stake. The average family is spending $200 … Read more »
Having Glass Bowls so you can bring leftovers for lunch, is the second of our Kitchen Tools series. It will empower you to save thousands of dollars on your food budget.
Why glass bowls? When it comes to feeding a family, there is a lot of money at stake. The average family is spending $200 per person each month on groceries. That means that a family of four will spend nearly $10,000 on food this year! And using glass bowls for lunch can help slash these numbers.
Here’s our second grocery “tool” that will save you lots of money, … Read more »
Are you looking for some more affordable or cheap snacks for kids? This list of 14 different easy-to-serve snack foods should do the trick. Some are homemade and others are store-bought, but all are inexpensive.
These snack options have been time-tested with our five kids and should do well for your family.
Do you ever feel like you’re feeding a bottomless pit?We’re talking about those kids or teens with “hollow legs.”
Remember when they were babies and we fed them every two hours? Well, the two-hour feedings start all over again in the pre-teen and teen years.
You want to provide nutritious and healthy snacking … Read more »
Saving money on groceries could revolutionize your family budget! Really, it’s no hype. And kitchen tools such as a spoonula, can certainly help save time and money!
As a matter of fact, there are dozens of simple strategies that can cut your grocery bill in half without clipping a single coupon. But, instead of shopping strategies, we want to introduce you to five relatively inexpensive kitchen tools that can save you thousands of dollars and lots of time too!
What’s at stake with Kitchen Savings?
When it comes to feeding a family, there is a … Read more »
Are you wondering which grocery stores offer senior discounts in your area? Do you know which days and what ages qualify for the senior discount?
Grocery shopping can be one expense that is difficult to trim down. Luckily, there are many ways to cut back on your grocery costs.
With the use of store sales and coupons, you can dramatically reduce this line item in your budget. However, these money-saving grocery tips can be even more powerful if you are able to combine them with a senior discount.
Knowing the Grocery Store Sales Cycles by month and for each holiday is a great way to save tons of money on food and to fill your pantry and freezer with bargain-priced groceries.
One of our best money-saving grocery strategies is to stock up on loss leaders around the holidays. Grocery stores drop the price on various food items each month and on each holiday to entice shoppers to come to their store. That’s the time we swoop in and pick up deals to last several months.
Every holiday brings an opportunity to find great bargains because most grocers put traditional foods on … Read more »
Meal planning seems to be one of the trendiest things to be doing now. Whether you’re into weight training, catering to a specific lifestyle choice (vegan, keto, paleo, etc.), eating organic or just doing menu planning to save time—this will help you eat healthier for less.
Annette and Steve started meal-prepping more than 30 years ago to feed their growing family of seven. Annette has tried many different ways of doing meal planning and has fine-tuned it to be efficient and tasty.
What the Difference Between Meal Planning & Meal Prepping
Menu Planning and Meal Prepping are two amazing tools that will help you … Read more »
We have always thought about buying meat in bulk online, but have never jumped in until now. We were recently introduced to The Savory Butcher and their local fresh meat deliveries.
You know that we are bargain shoppers. However, the quality and the pricing that The Savory Butcher offers really piqued our interest. This is a really great way to lock in a good price on a large quantity of quality meat. If you don’t have time to hunt for meat bargains in the traditional way, this could save you a lot of time and money.
If you inventory your food in your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator, you are sure to reduce what you spend on groceries. Inventorying your food will help you to save money, waste less food, and spend less time shopping. This is something you will definitely want to consider. Just know that inventorying your food will take a little time. But it also will produce huge savings in your grocery budget! Here’s how we do it.
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