How much money do you think meal planning could save your family each month? If you have no idea, use my example of a gauge.
After our family started meal planning, we were able to lower our food spending by over $300 a month. BUT we were already living pretty frugally! We didn’t eat out that much and we didn’t buy extravagant ingredients to cook at home. Also, we have never drank alcohol or coffee.
If your family falls into any of those habits, think of how much MORE money you could be savings. Even if you save a minimum of $300 each month, that will save you $3,600 a year! That is huge!
Isn’t it such a disappointment when your budget holds you back from doing fun things with your friends and family? Have you ever hesitated inviting your friends or family to stay at your house because there wasn’t any room in your budget to feed the extra mouths?
Well, there really isn’t any reason that this should happen! After you read these five tips for feeding friends frugally you won’t ever pause again when inviting guests over!
If you are stuck wondering how in the world can you cut spending, I can almost guarantee that you find some major savings when you take a good look at your food spending.
That includes your eating out but also your grocery spending! Are you making multiple trips to the grocery store each week?
Every time you forget an ingredient or decide on dinner last minute, every time you make an extra trip to the grocery store, you are going to be spending more money than you would have if you made a meal plan.
When you are really good friends with someone, you want to do nice things for them. Which is why… ta-da! I have put together this meal planning on a budget toolkit for you, my Pearls!
This is the exact method our family uses for meal planning on a budget that has saved us over $6,000 this last year! That is based off of an already frugal lifestyle. If your family is in the beginning stages of cutting your expenses, I am sure you will be able to save even more money then we have!
That first time you open your bank statement in the New Year and realize you really went overboard on your spending… That pit in your stomach with the thought, “What was I thinking? What is wrong with me? Don’t I have any self-control?”
Parties, gifts, travel, cooking and baking, are some of the highlights of the holiday season! Every single time you swipe that card this season, it adds up. Real quick!
That’s why finding easy ways to cut your spending should be at the top of your priority list right now!