I admire all of you so much! We have 5 in our family, but our son is an hour away at college. We can't help him with much school wise, but we do buy his groceries (he rents a room from a guy with a house off campus). I started the Dave Ramsay envelope trick last week with a $200 budget (for household goods, toiletries & food) and failed miserably!! I was over by $60 :(
I did only allow myself $$150 this week to make up for at and I haven't spent much yet (4 days left!). I am determined to make this work! I guess I need to spend more time on these boards!
We do live in a very expensive area for groceries (only a Walmart-more expensive than most) & 2 grocery stores) with no Aldi's. I also am very health conscious and on a weight loss plan so I buy a lot of fresh foods. I price match at Walmart and clip coupons but most coupons aren't for the things I buy & I find I'm spending more to switch brands.
Ugh. Wish me luck...seems I should be able do much better than $200/week!!
Quoting myself above :) Okay, I am proud and happy to announce that of the 150 I had in my envelope this week, I still have $60 left! I "pay" myself $200 on Mondays to spend for the week so I guess I will see how much I can keep rolling over :) I definitely did better my second week than my first!