Category Archives: Grocery Bill

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Grocery “Reveal”

Every year I tally up the actual foods we bought during the year, and not just what they cost. I had a look over 2015 and thought about what we can do differently. If anyone asked me, I would say we are

Grocery “Reveal”

Every year I tally up the actual foods we bought during the year, and not just what they cost. I had a look over 2015 and thought about what we can do differently. If anyone asked me, I would say we are

Full Year Grocery Hand-Over Results

Last January I asked my spouse, Rom, if he would take over grocery shopping for the year. He was up for the challenge. He kept the same budget we had in 2014 which was $500 a month for groceries, snacks,

Full Year Grocery Hand-Over Results

Last January I asked my spouse, Rom, if he would take over grocery shopping for the year. He was up for the challenge. He kept the same budget we had in 2014 which was $500 a month for groceries, snacks,

Grocery Swap Results

On January 1, I handed over grocery buying responsibilities to Rom. He is fine with cooking, and likes to grocery shop with me. But I always felt he didn’t know what food was in the house, or where things were

Grocery Swap Results

On January 1, I handed over grocery buying responsibilities to Rom. He is fine with cooking, and likes to grocery shop with me. But I always felt he didn’t know what food was in the house, or where things were

No Spend Days

I track the money I spend. However, I have never tracked “not spending.” Lots of Personal Finance Bloggers make note of how many days a month they spend nothing. I didn’t think that would be a useful tool for me.

No Spend Days

I track the money I spend. However, I have never tracked “not spending.” Lots of Personal Finance Bloggers make note of how many days a month they spend nothing. I didn’t think that would be a useful tool for me.

Grocery Recap and the Hand-Over!

Once again I have added up how much food I bought in the past year. Not just in price but the actual amount of food! There have been big changes in grocery buying in the past 4 years. First, we

Grocery Recap and the Hand-Over!

Once again I have added up how much food I bought in the past year. Not just in price but the actual amount of food! There have been big changes in grocery buying in the past 4 years. First, we

It’s Year-End Grocery Tally Time

Last year I looked at how much food I bought with my grocery dollars. I was keen to do it again this year and compare. In 2012 I spent $5784 on all food coming into the house, plus paper goods.

It’s Year-End Grocery Tally Time

Last year I looked at how much food I bought with my grocery dollars. I was keen to do it again this year and compare. In 2012 I spent $5784 on all food coming into the house, plus paper goods.

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

Annual Cost of Living Report 2013

This will be the third time I’ve looked at my annual cost of living for day-to-day essentials. I try to do a little better every year for the environment and for my wallet! Heating Costs (Heating Oil) We used 2197

Annual Cost of Living Report 2013

This will be the third time I’ve looked at my annual cost of living for day-to-day essentials. I try to do a little better every year for the environment and for my wallet! Heating Costs (Heating Oil) We used 2197

Spending Report Recap

I did my first monthly spending report in September which brought me up to September 25. You would think I’d be very motivated to spend nothing for that last week, because I was holding myself accountable by posting here. No

Spending Report Recap

I did my first monthly spending report in September which brought me up to September 25. You would think I’d be very motivated to spend nothing for that last week, because I was holding myself accountable by posting here. No