As most of you know, our main financial problem is that we spend too much money on food. When I first started blogging back in 2011, we were spending over $1,000 on food each month JUST for the two of us.
It's a number I still don't even understand and I feel ashamed whenever I mention it. We have been doing better over the years, but nothing to be proud of.
Some of our problems related to food include:
- We go to restaurants too many times each week.
- Too much of our food is wasted and has to be thrown away.
- We get lazy and tend to make the same meals over and over again.
That's why one of our main goals for 2015 is to make more delicious meals at home.
We would like our average food budget for 2 each month to be somewhere around $500 per month. We want this monthly average food budget to include going out to eat and grocery spending, and I believe this is a number we should easily be able to achieve.
Since this is just a food budget for 2, $500 a month should be a reasonable number! I know there are many people out there who spend just a few hundred dollars each month for their growing families, and that is just amazing. [Read more…]