Set a Weekly Stock Up Budget


Budgeting

Budgeting (Photo credit: 401K)

Now that you have had a chance to practice budgeting and purchasing, it is time to decide how much you will spend on stock ups each week. The amount may be the same every week, for more 1 week than the others.

For example, in 5 week month you might do something like:

Week 1: $10.00 because you pay bills this week, or at least the most expensive ones.

Week 2: $20.00 because you must also purchase a new vacuum this week.

Week 3: $25.00 because your daughters sorority dues need to be paid.

Week 4: $50.00

Week 5: $50.00

On the other hand, you may prefer to spend the same amount each week. This is fine as well. Whatever budgeting method works best for you is the one you should use.

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Decide how much you will budget for a shopping trip tomorrow.

  2. Go through sales papers and coupons, and make a list of the items you wish to purchase. Not all of your items have to be on sale.

  3. Gather all your coupons, sales papers, a pencil and your list into one location, so you are prepared for tomorrow.

  4. Read tomorrows article before shopping!

NOTE: Do not stock up on anything you are not positive your family will eat. Doing so may be a complete waste of money.

UP NEXT: Begin Shopping!

Shannon

http://livingthelowincomelife.wordpress.com

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I am a single mother of two young adult daughters. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure. Feel free to visit me on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+shannonlbuck and on Twitter @ShannonLBuck.

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