10 ways to save money on groceries

I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but groceries prices keep inching up and up. ...more

Is Aldi really cheaper than Walmart?

I love Aldi....more

5 (MORE) Tips for Eating on a Budget

A few months ago, I posted my 5 Tips for Eating on a Budget. For the sake of time, I cut it short. There are really so many different things you can do to stay within a strict grocery budget. These tips (and the ones I just linked to) are just a few of the things I do to stick to my own budget…I even frequently come under it!...more

Stocking your Fridge

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Great advice... although we do very little of it. lol And thank you for the reminder that I ...more

What to Get at a Latin / Hispanic Grocery Store

Shopping at a Hispanic market or Latin grocery store can be intimidating for some, but if you know what to look for and how to say certain words, you will find treasures you cannot find anywhere else. Let me give you my secret shopping list to what you MUST get:ALFAJORES ...more

Is that Sale Price REALLY a Good Deal?

With the economy the way it is, food prices higher than ever and budgets stretched ever tighter... most people realize that they need to do something to help bring their food costs under control. So, with the best of intentions, you clip coupons and watch the sales ads for your local grocery stores... but did you know that you don't always get the best price possible?...more

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries?

One of the biggest budgeting expenditures for many families is the food budget. It's an area where you can often scrimp, save and cut... but you can't eliminate it. I mean, really, you can cut out entire bills when it comes to things like cable or internet (it would kind of suck, but you could). You can't eliminate feeding yourself and the kids....more

Fast Thinking

The other day, I made an incredibly frugal dinner.  How?  I got lucky.  I happened to be in the grocery store and pre-seasoned leg quarters were marked down to $2.50.  Okay, there's the meat part of dinner...done!  Wandering around the store, I also found chicken flavored noodles on sale for $1.00.  One side...done!  Using some vegetables I already had and some cookie mix I had won in a giveaway; I managed to put dinner  for two on the table for under $5 dollars....more

Grocery Budget

This would be one of my areas of biggest challenges when it comes to money.  It always seems like the grocery budget is out of control.I try to coupon, I really do.  But I'll skip a week of clipping and then I don't feel like it and before I know it, I've completely given up.  The good intention is there but I have the feeling I'm paving that road to hell with this one....more

Mommy Confessions: Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

To start off this post, I want to say that I don't consider myself an expert in saving money... I have made a lot of mistakes with budgeting in the past but when we moved a couple of months ago we decided to get REAL serious about getting out of some debt and spending our money more wisely. So this post is about some of the changes we've made recently that really seem to be helping us! ...more