About 11 months ago, I wrote about how dumb I thought “Till Debt Do Us Part” was.
Well, it turns out I’m sometimes too lazy to change the channel and will end up half watching a dumb television program half researching how to become invincible.
So tonight Gail Vaz-Oxlade did her usual Mason Jar Schtick, and started going through the usuals: That much for the house, that much for the utilities, that much for clothing, etc. Then she got to groceries.
And I went WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Seriously? 125.00$ a week for a family of four (The kids look like they were 8 – 12 years old). My grocery bill averages 275.00$ a week. I’m thinking I’m doing something wrong.
Now Gail has her very own blog, and I did ask my question directly to her, like so:
I was watching your program tonight, and when you allowed money for groceries you allowed 125$/week for a family of 4 (kids aged 8 – 12 is seems).
I’m really curious to know how is it possible to properly feed a family of four on a 125$ a week budget? That’s 6$ a meal, it seems highly improbable. Would you have a menu that you could make available?
I get that not everything is shown on TV, and I’m wondering what is not considered groceries? For example are detergent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste all included in the grocery jar, or are those items part of another fund? As a point of comparison, my family’s grocery bill averages 275$ / week – but that includes the stuff I mentioned before. I’m thinking I’m doing something wrong.
But really, I’m not holding my breath for an answer. This is why I turn to you trustee readers.
Tell me, how much or how little is your grocery bill? Could you feed a family of four on 125$ a week? What am I doing wrong really?