Monday, August 30, 2010


So I've been working and reworking the budget in order to be reasonable and attentive and, you know, grown-up.  I've been laboring for some weeks under the idea that I was being extravagant with the amount I was allowing for groceries.  Not so!  According to this table, I'm low.  Even lower than the "thrifty" budget, and by enough to make me feel quite thrifty, indeed.

Hooray for me, she says, tongue planted in cheek. 


Carolyn said...

I wonder what the people in the top category eat all day. I could RUN our household on those food budgets.

Congrats on being among the thriftiest of the thrifty!

Word verification: bundo. How the thrifty mom makes her hamburger and hotdog buns!

~ V ~ said...

Seriously??? I've been trying to figure out how to cut our food budget more so we can afford to pay our taxes so the "poor" can use their money on smokes and booze while I pay for their Doritos and Mt. Dew...usual disclaimer...I have no problem with people using the system for legitimate needs. I do have a problem keeping myself from ripping the JUNK off the conveyor in front of me while the "buyer" uses an EBT card. Argh.

I just ran the numbers from that site and find that our current budget for our now family of 7 (soon to be 8!) is half of the thrifty amount.

Taking the cue from Carolyn, I paid attention to my word verification: feadd. heh.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anyone who budgets more than the thrifty. We're hundreds below the thrifty. I wonder where they come up with numbers that high.