Where Does it All Go?

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Hi!

My name is Jill.  I have a wonderful family of four.  We are an average family with two teenage children living in a subdivision on the outskirts of a major metropolitan community in central Florida.  Like so many other people today, I was finding that my #money seemed to not go as far as it once did.  What’s worse, I had no idea where it was disappearing to.

I thought we was being responsible. We shopped at the local grocery store, which I figured was about as good as anywhere else.  I was always looking for BOGO’s, I used coupons (from time to time), and we had memberships to BJ’s Wholesale and Costco.  Isn’t that how you save money?  The short answer is, NO!

While we were not living “high on the hog”, by the same token, we were not systematic about our approach to grocery shopping and eating out.  We were blissfully ignorant of how much we were spending.

While we were not living “high on the hog”, by the same token, we were not systematic about our approach to grocery shopping and eating out.

And, that, my friends, is what led me to my mission to cut thousands off our food bill.  To keep me honest, I decided to start this blog where I could chronicle the journey and help others in the process.

Every week I will publish a menu plan that includes recipes and my grocery list – both for staples for the pantry, as well as anything I need for the recipes.  I will share with you the weekly tab so you can see how we are able to eat for under $137 a week.  I will update you on new tricks or services that help you save time and money, e.g. How this Product Changed My Life and the Ten Ways this App Saves You Money.  From time to time, I will do a bit of comparison shopping and post my results on the results of my research and where to shop.  I will even update you on ways to cut your restaurant bill, pack budget-friendly, kid approved lunches, and how to kick the drive through habit! In short, I will do the leg work that will help you cut that unwieldy food bill in half!  My posts will contain useful, real-world, family-tested ideas that you can use to save yourself thousands of dollars every year!

Follow me and feel free to share my tips and articles with your family and friends through Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, email, and any other social media venues.  These ideas work!

Happy Savings,

-Jill

@cashcrashblog, cashcrashblog@gmail.com

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