Category Archives: Feeding 5 on $100 a week

Feeding 4 on $100 a Week: Spent $108

Since I now have an eating out budget of $25 a week as well as a grocery budget of $75 a week, I decided to change the title of these posts back to $100 a week. If only my husband out in San Francisco was sticking to the $100 a week budget for himself alone,…

Feeding 4 on $75 a Week: Thank Goodness for My Mother-in-Law!

This week I barely needed to buy anything, because my mother in law showed up on Wedensday for a visit and her big old sedan trunk was laden with supplies. Don’t you love houseguests who come with groceries and ask you, before going to bed, “What time do the children need their breakfast before school?…

Feeding 4 on $75 a Week

This week I spent $73 at four stores: At CVS, I spent $2 milk. (I used $1 Extra Buck to bring the price down.) At Dominick’s, I spent $9 on BOGO Brownberry bread, grapes and soda for guests. At Aldi, I spent $32 on produce and other basics. At Trader Joe’s, I spent $30 on produce, cat food, wine and —…

Feeding a Family of 4 on $75 a Week

Feeding a Family of 5 on $75 — From Now On, It’s 4

The big change has taken place at our house: Last night we dropped Epu off at the airport, so now I am only feeding four with my weekly grocery budget! I’ll write later about how this temporary stint of single motherhood will affect my blogging here. For now, let’s focus on the economics. I’ll continue…

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