Food, a true necessity.
But, Brie with truffles is not the same as Kraft singles. So, how much do I budget for groceries?
Wasting food makes me feel like a waste of space.
Pre- grocery list creation I try to think about the upcoming week.
How many lunch meetings? Potlucks? Will I be brunching? Cupcakes for a birthday party?
I used to have to make a budget according to food group. Fruits/Veggies and I were not besties. But we’ve reconciled our differences.
Now I budget according to meal time.
I sometimes have to cheat and make some foods count for two meal times to stay within my budget.
I make it up to myself by filling my lunch box with my eggplant parmesan leftovers. Yum! I approve of only this kind of cheating.
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)