A day late… and changes on their way

I’m late this week with the Christmas rush. I got a new scanner this week so I’m going to try to upload my receipts rather than type them in… next week

I’ve finally decided on a budget as a percentage of income. We both make about 50K, and the average American spends 15 to 20% of their budget on food (Source: Gary Foreman, a former financial planner who operates the Web site The Dollar Stretcher, suggested the typical family likely puts between 15 percent and 20 percent of overall spending toward food, including both groceries and restaurant meals.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29681240/ns/business-retail/t/how-much-should-you-spend-groceries/#.TvU4IVayVA4

I’ll get to more numbers next week

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One thought on “A day late… and changes on their way

  1. Interesting idea around the percentage of income. The US is one of the few countries in the world that spend so little on food.

    I’ll be interested to see how you decide to implement things, and what you will settle on for your budget.

    Happy New Year!

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