Budget May 2015 ~ What’s with all the groceries?!?!

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  1. That is a pretty good savings rate for May! Bonuses and foudn money always help, too (if you don’t blow them on frivolous spending).

    We are getting ready for a high grocery month as my parents arrive later this week and will be here for close to 2 weeks. I don’t mind though because it gives us some time away when they watch our two little ones.

    1. I love bonuses! Though, I don’t love how much the gov’t confiscates from them, but that’s definitely a topic for another blog post! 🙂

      Yeah, having people stay with you definitely screws with the budget a bit, but hey, things happen. Going over here and there, if for a reasonable cause, isn’t a big deal.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Courtney — Be sure to break in those hiking boots before you go out on your big July trip! 🙂

    Way to roll with the punches and still achieve a pretty inspiring savings rate even with some overages. Keep it up!

  3. Great job – we always have those same grocery budget issues – lots of family visits, and we love to host weekend cook-outs or brunch. I just keep reminding myself that we are still saving more than if we met friends out for a meal and had to pay for a restaurant tab, and a babysitter!

    1. Yup, true that. Hosting people isn’t the cheapest thing in the world to do, but at least the host gets to keep a good majority of the leftovers brought by others. Score! 🙂

    1. Hey Gen Y,

      The problem was we were keeping some of our net worth in spreadsheets, and there was a problem with the version that we were using a few months ago. We knew that we had that money, but couldn’t directly account for it so we did not include that in our net worth number. Thankfully, we managed to uncover it and put it in Mint with our other numbers, so our consolidation effort should be complete. 🙂

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