So we are 23 days into the month and I'm determined to wait until next Monday March 1st to grocery shop again. We've already spent this month $1056 on groceries. UGH. We have food we just have to eat it. We have to eat what is in the pantry and freezer and then I can rejigger maybe what we have and rebalance and I'm not sure how we spent so much to not be shopping this last week. But I did shop on 2/18 about $150 of mostly produce.
I'm thinking of trying the cook smart. It meal plans for you and helps you with the meals. I also figured from annual Credit Card spends we spent around $13k last year on groceries. A lot less than I thought. I buy other things from costco so it inflates the spending. But if I sit there and tease out the excel spreadsheet and take out tires, tv, 2 computers, vaccum cleaner, bidet, it then works out to something much more reasonable. According to my credit cards we spent about $10k on eating out last year but looking again at it in detail a lot was spent in Jan-March, June (roadtrip), and December (hawaii). So not as bad as I thought.
Right now DH has started a new job. I have no idea when we will get paid. He basically got paid 2x last paycheck with all his vacation days. So I left it in checking and we are paying all CC, etc and getting the shipped righted.
Right now we have $30k in stock account earmarked for EF, $40k EF, $60k in Ibonds. I think we are okay. I'm trying to carve down our spending so that we live on what he makes and instead save.