January 4, 2013
I hope your new year has started off GREAT!
This is the time of year that I start working on my saving and spending goals for the upcoming year. I use accounting software as well as spreadsheets galore to keep track of my spending across all the categories. I am one of those nerds who keep every receipt that I get as you never know when you might need to go back and look up something or for returns. With the holiday craziness, getting in those last numbers takes a little bit longer.
I am ready to share my grocery totals for the year!
For 2012 I spent $2174.69 or an average of $41.82 per week (this total does not include my produce delivery which is a separate budget). So, I am just slightly over my budgeted amount of $40 per week.
You know what…it’s all good! I am very pleased with what I accomplished. I haven’t decided if I am going to increase my 2013 budget or keep it the same. My boys are getting bigger and making more specific requests for foods. BUT–I am always up for a challenge so part of me wants to see if I can go another year on the $40 per week budget.
Now it’s your turn! Share your weekly or yearly totals. I can’t wait to see how you guys did this year!