After reading articles on Yahoo news I came across a blog. A Family of 3 spent $250 for a month on food, eating out, anything that was not related to housing or medical care. http://smallnotebook.org/2010/07/01/the-no-spend-month/
So I figure why not try this with my husband and 10 month old son to see what we can do. We spend $400 a month on food to begin with, and that is just groceries, so it would be nice to drastically cut that down. Especially with baby #2 on the way!
I have no idea where to start with it though so this will be an interesting endeavor. Maybe going to the bank first and pulling cash and hiding the debit cars. With Christmas coming this will be a hard month to try to do this. Though I know it can be done with a bit of planning. I think I wills tart with $300 only for the month since I really only have to plan meals for hubby and I. Son is still breastfed so table food is just extra and not enough to constitute a full serving just yet.
Ideas, tips, advice, feel free to post it! I would love some encouragement in this!