Before I go any further, I need to say this first: I recognize that buying ethically-raised animal products is not something that most people choose to do (or in many cases are even able to do), and that’s perfectly fine with me. I am not a die-hard animal rights activist, nor do I ever plan to become one. It’s not an issue of primary importance to me, and I have zero desire to alienate people based on which type of animal products they choose to buy.
Jeremy and I recently went on a trip to Disney World with my family. Our group had a total of 15 people, including my parents, two of my three brothers and their wives, and seven nieces and nephews. It was a blast!
We’re very budget conscious because we want to be good stewards of the money God has blessed us with and we have some very significant financial goals: paying off loans + saving for retirement, house, and future kids’ college. At the same time, we realize that life is now, and we want to enjoy the days we are given. For us, that includes traveling. Our goal is to take a week-long vacation to somewhere fun every year.
This is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover on the blog for a while, but I wanted to lay a foundation with food first. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I believe in eating a balanced variety of food groups - and not eliminating any food groups - for optimal nutrition. For the most part, if you eat food from every food group on most days, you will probably have pretty good nutritional status.
I want to share a really practical post about the top six strategies I use to save money on food every week. Each strategy individually saves a significant amount of money over the course of a year. Put together, they will take a big chunk out of your grocery bill every single week! Some of them are straightforward, but a few of them might surprise you! I discovered and honed all of them by trial and error so you don't have to.