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We now regularly skip buying groceries it became such a habit before we realized we had no choice but to give up the house in order to survive.
We don't buy the brands the coupons support, either.
Saves a ton of money avoiding the name brands, even without coupons.
Although, today, there was actually a coupon available for something we do regularly buy and that was a nice treat...took the grocery bill down to under $95, this week, even skipping buying groceries for the last two weeks.
I'm actually glad my little family is descending back in to the ranks of the more poor (don't worry, we don't qualify for any of the begrudgingly bequeathed monies from the programs designed to help promote the general welfare in a country that cannot be bothered to supply its workers with a living wage, but I do hope 2014 is the last year our income keeps dropping), we are healthier without all that extra crap food...grains are down to a minimum, beef and pork are off the menu but for very rare occasions...much of the dairy has been eliminated from our regular diet and we are healthier than ever! Just because one is on the poorer side does not mean one has to eat crap food or even grow a garden, and that is what I have proven to myself.
I'd definitely bike if I could; already exercise for free; rare coupons for what I normally use; I just cut down cable to the lowest level.
Remember to give thrift stores a try. Be careful about cheap food. If you pay more for wholesome foods you are investing in preventative care.
Some people don't understand that we must keep growing [Each year] both professionally and personally. Technology makes all of this all the more feasible for most.
I match prices on all meat that I buy at the grocery store. I also buy generics. I know that I save a ton of money in doing so. I also use a prepaid cell carrier, Page Plus, which is a lot cheaper than a contract plan. When trying to save money, you must shop around and do things the smart way! One more thing, don't try to keep up with the Jones'. The Jones' likely are in debt up t
o their eyeballs!!
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