Tuesday, August 3, 2010


That's all I can say!  I stumbled across this awesome, inspiring blog last week.  Gayle is the mom of four kids and she (along with her husband) eat each week on a grocery budget of $60.  That's right, $60 a week for a family of 6 (including at least one teenage boy)!!!  That also includes toiletries but not make-up, clothes, etc.  Also, they only spend $40 per week on gas ($20/2cars).  They do have a garden and she homeschools the kids.  However, judging by our food consumption this summer that may not be a budget helper!  Perhaps my favorite thing about Gayle's plan is that she doesn't use coupons -- that's right NO COUPONS!  Considering that I absolutely loathe coupons, this chick immediately won my favor.

We used to have a much tighter grocery budget, but lately we've gotten a little lax.  I'm ready to tighten the reins; thankfully not because we HAVE to, but just to be more responsible.  We are wasting a lot and we know better!!  That extra cash could be used to pay off some debt and boost our savings.  I'm not sure I want to immediately cut back to $60 per week, but I'm really considering $80.  We'll see.

So, not to be nosy, but I'm wondering what do you spend each week on groceries?  What about clothes, shoes, gas, etc?  Just wondering...

Much Love,



Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I am going to go check her out!! Seriously, $60...I want to do that.

I love how you have this deep desire to be financially responsible. It inspires me. I love ya, think about you all the time and SOOOO proud of you.

Jason and Wendy said...

I do Dave Ramsey for the most part and use cash. My grocery budget during the school year is $125/week. In summers past I have cut the budget to $100/week, but it stayed the same this summer. We ate well!

Gas for my van $50/week.
Gas for Jason's truck $65/week.

I'm still fine tuning my budget.