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Month: January 2018

Grocery Shopping – Second Week of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – Second Week of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. The first week of January, I spent $108.14. Setting this goal and documenting my progress has been an interesting exercise. Based on my spending in the second week of January, it looks like we will go over $350 for the month. Initially, I was disappointed by…

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Grocery Shopping – First Week of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – First Week of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. Looking back on 2017, we spent an average of $388.85 per month on groceries. Not bad, huh? Well, these figures are deceiving. Although I budgeted and tracked spending in 2017, I was a sloppy accountant. We buy a lot of groceries at Sam’s Club and I…

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My First Goals for 2018

My First Goals for 2018

I can’t remember the last time I set a New Year’s resolution, but I was inspired by Crystal Paine to set some goals for 2018. Being that it’s been a long time since I’ve even set a goal (let alone written it down or made it public!), I’m narrowing my timeframe to the first quarter of 2018 so it feels more manageable. That’s just 13 weeks. I intend to track my progress and at the end of March, I’ll evaluate…

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