How I Came to Peace with My Grocery Bill

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm over at the Green Phone Booth today accepting my high grocery budget:

For a long time, those conversations made me feel ridiculous. I've been looking for ways to add more money to my grocery budget. I pay twice as much as most people for toothpaste, and I never get it for free. I'm trying to drive to fewer grocery stores, not more. I rarely ever find coupons for the products I want.

I've often wondered how I can compete with the message of the coupon shoppers: "If you shop the way I do, your grocery bill will go down by $150 a month" when if you shop the way I do, your grocery bill will go up by $150 a month.

But lately, I've been looking at it like this:

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