One of the first things that my husband and I did after getting married was work on a budget. We were both working, but our goal was for me to eventually stay home. We kept cutting expense after expense so we could learn to live on one income.
The Big Variable
Grocery spending was one of those big variables. Certain bills, like utilities, we didn’t have too much control over, but the amount we spent at the store is a direct result of our own decisions. But, for some reason, I could not get a good handle on this. I don’t really splurge on a lot of things, and I always try to be mindful of sales. But, every month, I was going over the budgeted amount that we had set for groceries.
We weren’t in dire straits, and my husband was always open to changing our allocation for groceries. But I wasn’t convinced that I had brought our spending as low as it could go. I knew I was missing something.
Me? A Coupon Lady?
When a few of my friends started couponing, I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to be the lady that holds up the line, holding a stack of coupons, that would only save me a few cents.
The Learning Curve
My first few tries at it, I totally bombed. I had coupons, but spent more because I ended up buying things I really didn’t need simply because I had a coupon for it. After learning from this and other rookie mistakes, I finally got the hang of it. Not only did I not go over our budget, but I consistently stayed under budget with our groceries, proving what I had originally thought: it is possible to live on less.
A New School Has Opened
If you’ve been in my shoes before, wanting to get your grocery spending under control, there is a great product that I want to share with you.
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I wish I had known about this when I first started out because it would’ve saved me a lot of time researching and trying to figure things out on my own. I’ve been on this frugal road for a couple of years now, but I know I’m far from mastering the trade. I look forward to what else I can glean from this course.
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