FOOD ~ February 2015

As I mentioned in the budgeting article, we did very well on our grocery budget this month. However, we knew we would. Not only is February a shorter month and therefore we have fewer days to cook and eat but we also spent the whole last week in Florida where my in-laws covered all our food expenses (I married right :)). Knowing that it was going to be easy to stay under our grocery budget this month we decided to stock up on some bulk items that we wanted/needed and will last us for a long time. Therefore the numbers fall in very different categories than they normally would but we are set for quite a while now.Here is where the money went:

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FOOD – January 2015

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This month we managed to stay under our $300 grocery budget even though we made every single meal all month long except for the 4 days we were in San Francisco. In truth….it wasn’t that hard! Meal planning for the whole month my making use out of bulk buying options from Costco makes a huge difference. Here is where the money went: Continue reading “FOOD – January 2015”

Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?

During my [now old] commute into work every morning, I rode by a Starbucks coffee shop whose drive-through line would not only wrap around the building itself, but out into the main road.  Every morning, drivers line up outside of Starbucks anxiously awaiting that $5 to $6 cup of coffee only to commute to an office or work place that likely already has coffee available. Continue reading “Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?”