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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
    Fresh fruit is another thing we only buy on sale and/or in season
    Normally I might agree, but I don't have that option with Roxy. The only fruit she will eat are bananas and grapes, and she NEEDS those to keep her digestion regular. No grapes = no poop, and nobody wants that!
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    Yeah I love the app for our local grocery store. It keeps track of what you regularly buy so I can just reuse most of my list based on past purchases.
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    I need to start making a clearer distinctions between groceries and cleaning products. I tend to purchase cleaning products when they are on sale, and bring them out as needed. And then there's the kitty litter.

    Bottom line: I have no idea how much we spend on groceries.
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    I'd like to start keeping tract of this.....I have no idea but plan to next month. It's just Leah & I but we go out to eat a fair amount. I'll prob be shocked ;).

    I have aver not been in Target but once this month and that alone has prob saved me $200 . I was doing a lot of retail therapy & decided that needed to end. It's been easier then I expected :)
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    Yeah I am kinda addicted to the You Need. Budget Program, when I buy something I have to assign it to a category and I know when I am out of money for groceries or dining out if that category goes red
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpatt100 View Post
    Yeah I am kinda addicted to the You Need. Budget Program, when I buy something I have to assign it to a category and I know when I am out of money for groceries or dining out if that category goes red
    Link, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ysolde View Post
    Link, please?
    http://www.youneedabudget.com

    You have to buy the Mac or PC program for it to work. But the iOS iPad or iPhone app is free but syncs to the PC program. So when I am out doing stuff and I buy something I immediately enter the amount into the app and I see what I have left that I assigned to that category
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    I tried an app, and decided that my old spreadsheet system worked better.

    Because food isn't taxed and other stuff is, it's fairly easy to separate out food/not food categories here. Plus, I'm usually the only person interested in grocery shopping.

    It does vary so much over the year - one month I spent $1500, and one month I spent $325. That's why I'm interested when I add it all up at the end of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RealCranky View Post
    I tried an app, and decided that my old spreadsheet system worked better.

    Because food isn't taxed and other stuff is, it's fairly easy to separate out food/not food categories here. Plus, I'm usually the only person interested in grocery shopping.

    It does vary so much over the year - one month I spent $1500, and one month I spent $325. That's why I'm interested when I add it all up at the end of the year.
    What did you do that month? Buy every truffle in sight? :faint
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    I bet RC paid for her CSA that month. (I have months like that when I do a CSA or buy a lamb or 1/4 beef.)

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