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July Grocery Spend

August 4, 2007

I just went through Quicken and looked at our bank statement and calculated how much we spent on groceries in July. We spent $704.92 on groceries in July. This seems like a lot but it works out to $176 a week or $25 a day which is $6 a day for each member in our household (not including our cat).

This is less than what we had spent in June and May. I think we were closer to $1000. Eee gads.

I think part of the reason the spend has gone down is that we’re trying to avoid the fancy grocery store and just go to Trader Joe’s, Ralphs and farmers markets.

The amount may have also gone down because we were out of our house for several days for fumigation. This meant we spent a bit more than usual dining out. Probably $150 in dining out for the four of us.

I don’ feel like we’ve made real progress. I supposed though that being more aware of our spend is a step in the right direction.

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