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How much is in your budget for your family? (groceries)

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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We have a little garden that sprouts seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs, so we do pick from that.  But even after that we pay $800-$1000 a month.

I'm pregnant, my son is 6, my DH, my DH sister's baby and my exes sister (19)

My exes sister has a mini fridge so I just ask her to pitch in $100 a month

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P.V.Hawkwind
by Ruby Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I aim for 300 for three of us but I always go over.

5babies757
by Gold Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Why is your exes sister living with you?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM
$400 a month
Mrs_W
by Bronze Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

She went from living in Modesto, CA to Los Banos, CA to Stockton, CA

All bad areas

She messaged me one day because a couple years ago I offered my ex the option for her to live with me and she just moved in about 2 months ago.  She is saving money so she can give her own place.  We live in San Jose, CA MUCH MUCH better area. 

Quoting 5babies757:

Why is your exes sister living with you?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Ours is between $400-500 a month for a family of five.
Mazi184
by Platinum Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Honestly I don't really have a budget, I just make my meal plan and grocery shop. It usually hovers around 350 or so for dh ds2 and myself.
SpnFulOfSugar
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Around $1200 for a family of 5 monthly
Dh and I + our 3 boys
tamzinsmommy
by Bronze Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Between 4-500 for a family of 4.
drowningmama
by vendetta on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM

For 2 adults and 3 children -- $1200/month.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 3:42 PM

$800-$1000 a month? Holy fuck, do you guys eat steak every night? 

I spend around $400-$500 a month.. feeds 5. 

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