Looking back at last year, 2014, I spent just short of $5K on food/toiletries that year. As the cost of food/toiletries has risen over the years since the beginning of the "Great" Recession and the freebies/offers/good coupons have disappeared over these same years it's gotten harder and harder to keep my spending on these essentials as low as I have in previous years. But I'll be danged if I can't feed my family(and feed them well)on less than $5K spending a year! So 2015 has become a challenge for me, to get that food/toiletries spending down lower than the $5K mark I almost crossed in 2014.
We are sitting at $3,485.77 spent on food/toiletries as we cross over into the last 3 months of the year. That leaves a space of $1514.22(1 penny short of $5K)in my food spending for the year. This is more than $500 per month for food for each of the next 3 months of 2015.
So I am challenging myself to stay under $5K for food and toiletries for 2015. Unless I go nuts on Thanksgiving and Christmas spending I have GOT THIS!
I'm at $141.88 spending for October. $1372.34 to go until Jan. 1 2016.
How about you?
Do you want to set a threshold for food/toiletries spending to stay under for the year?
Tell us how much you have spent through September and what amount you want to set for a goal for the last 3 months of the year.