How Am I Doing So Far? A Frugal Friday

Reviewing the month of food purchases there were some interesting events this month. There are some patterns to food pricing that the dedicated cheapskate can take advantage of if one is aware o the opportunities. If you shop at the discount side of the food markets there are patterns around …

Affording Fun Without Stress

This past week the regular purchases returned to normal, represented by one trip to Costco where I spent about $75 on what is for us a typical market basket. Costco had pork chops on sale for well under $2 per pound and sliced turkey lunch meat for about 30% off. …

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family?

Why I Started Tracking Expenses I began keeping records of our food expenses after a conversation with a co-worker that left me wondering, “How much does it cost to feed my family?” As with many people I had seen the news and other stories how difficult it was to feed …