An Explanation

There’s been a lot of concern and discussion on other boards about whether or not our family – 2 plus a toddler – be able to live on $100 a month for food. I think it might be good for me to explain some background information as well as how I can be so confident that we can stay within our budget and still eat healthy, nutritious meals.

First, this is only a reduction of about $50 from our current budget that we’ve had for over a year. Until recently, my husband was unemployed and we were living on savings.

Second, right now we have a well-stocked pantry that should last us about a month to two months if we don’t buy anything but staples. We have a good amount of frozen meat as well. So it’s entirely possible we could go under budget this coming month.

And finally, this is only a temporary budget. Our goal right now is to get our personal Citibank card paid off through snowballing and selling some larger items we have. Once that is done, we’ll look at our grocery budget again and determine what needs to change.

Some have expressed concerns that one cannot eat healthfully or enough on this budget – I want to assure you all that we will not risk our health. 🙂 Living thoughtfully and frugally means making sure our bodies stay healthy since medical bills are definitely not cheap! So if necessary, we will go to the food pantry, beg my parents for money for food, or simply pay less on our credit cards so we can raise our budget.

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One Response

  1. The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.

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