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February 2017 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

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.

You can choose to either download the FREE PRINTABLE meal plan full of recipes to last you an entire month for less than $300 OR print off a free printable meal planning on a budget toolkit. The free template will help you plan your meals and stay on budget! Continue Reading →

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January 2017 FREE Meal Plan & $150 Monthly Grocery Haul Breakdown

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What does it look like when a family of five eats on only $400 a month? That’s exactly what our family does! A lot of times, we don’t even use the entire months budget!

You might imagine that we eat the same boring meals month after month. Top-ramen, chicken, and grilled cheese are what you might think are our staples.

If that is what you believe it takes to make a $400 monthly grocery budget work, then you are wrong! (Not to be rude! Sorry if that’s how that came across in writing. Xoxo)

This is why I love to share our monthly meal plan and grocery haul with you. To prove that eating delicious food on a super tight budget is 100% doable!

Only $250 monthly grocery budget for a family of five! Here is a look at exactly what this family spent on groceries for an entire month, plus, how they did their meal planning on a budget. AND she shows you how to meal plan on a budget yourself using a FREE Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit Printables! Continue Reading →

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December 2016 Free Monthly Meal Plan and Grocery Haul

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The big question every mom dreads, it’s repeated every day starting around 5:00pm. “What’s for dinner? I am starving!”

You got this mama! YOU are super mom. Because you already have your meal plan filled out and displayed up on your fridge, the stress immediately dissolves!

Meal planning is a mom’s saving grace for dinnertime and the fastest way to cut thousands of dollars a year from your spending! 

A month of meals on a budget! FREE PRINTABLES! Meal planning is the fastest way for you to save money and drastically cut your budget today! Take a look at exactly how our family of five come in under budget, all thanks to meal planning. Continue Reading →

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Meal Planning on a Budget – FREE Printable Toolkit

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!

Stay on budget and organized with this FREE PRINTABLE Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit. Easily save over $500 this month by using this step-by-step guide on how to meal plan on a budget. This is the exact system our family of five uses to save thousands of dollars each year, simply through meal planning!
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The Ultimate Time Saver for Meal Planning

I only cooked once this month, but we ate a home cooked meal almost every night throughout the entire month!

The daily dinner prep in our house has gone a little something like this. Wake up, pull a meal out of the freezer and plop it in the slow cooker. About 6-8 hours later, dinner is ready and I haven’t stepped foot in the kitchen all day! Keep reading to find out how this could be you!

Why haven’t I started this earlier!?! Meal planning doesn’t get any easier then this! This completely customizable meal plan comes with organized grocery lists, step-by-step prep, cooking, and freezing instructions. Hassle free weeknights are waiting for you! Continue Reading →

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How to Save Money Today – 5 Frugal Habits

Let’s see… save for our first house, get some new clothes, save for an amazing vacation, or maybe go out on a really fun date night!

What would you do if you could drastically cut your spending?

Get planning because today you can start saving $500 a month with these 5 frugal habits.

Are you ready to stop making excuses and start learning how to save money today? Not tomorrow, not next year, but actually how to save money to-day!

I’m sure there is a long list of reasons as to why these five frugal habits shouldn’t work for our family. But guess what, instead of trying to justify my laziness, I put my head down, do a little extra work, and magically our family has figured out how to save money, even when there isn’t a lot of money coming in!

Save $500/mo with these 5 Quick Tips. I love her budget tips especially the one on how to use YouTube to save money. It all adds up really quickly to help you cut spending and save more money!
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Free Meal Planning Printable

Happy Monday!

Today is the last day of the month and the beginning of the last week of the of my current meal plan. Do you know what that means? It’s time to plan again!

If you want to cut your grocery bill in half then you need to read this article on how we only pay $400 a month on groceries for our family of four.

In that article I tell you all about how to set your monthly meal planning process, why I switched from a weekly meal plan to monthly, and how you starting monthly meal planning is going to SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!

How does that sound to you? Pretty nice, right?

Monthly Meal Planning FREE printable. Easy steps to cut your grocery bill in half by simply starting monthly meal planning. Three reasons I can not stop talking about meal planning! Continue Reading →

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Easiest Way to Monthly Meal Plan

You can do it! Planning a month of meals at once isn’t that hard! If you follow these three easy steps, try it out for a month, you will be so surprised how much time you save and especially all the money you save! Don’t forget to grab your free meal planner template to get the job done even faster!

Have you noticed lately how I am completely obsessed with my monthly meal plan? I have been a fan of a meal plan in general for a while now. I would say I first realized how helpful it could be when I became a working mom.

Creating a weekly meal plan is great! But if you want to save even more time and save even more money then you need to try pulling together a monthly meal plan!

Cut your Grocery Bill in Half with Monthly Meal Planning - penniesintopearls.com - 3 Simple steps to monthly meal planning. It's not hard and you will save a lot of money!
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