I always overspend at Trader Joe’s, buying things i enjoy but don’t actually need without taking my food budget into account. Is it a lack of self-control? Or have I fallen victim to mental accounting?
There are three people in my house: One of us (me) eats anything, another of us eats anything in small portions, and a third who only eats white bread, apple sauce and things with cheese on them. Preferably slices of white bread with cheese on it. Looking at our grocery bills, we easily spend over $500 a month. So this weekend, I spent a little time figuring out why the heck does my little family of three spend so much? It has a lot to do with food waste.
I’m a book lover and a book collector. I can spend hours browsing a bookstore or scouring Amazon. If I’m not careful, either of these can be a real budget buster. How do I feed my book habit without breaking the bank? By loving my local public library. If you haven’t been enjoying the public library, […]