I live in Canberra, but I must admit that until tonight I have never really stopped to watch the Federal Budget. But tonight my work put on pizza and wine, so I decided to stay back and watch it. I am not a specialised economic commentator, but I wanted to provide some thoughts – based on part on what I perceive is my own interest as to how I and most of my readers will be affected.
Happy Easter! Did you have a good long weekend. Well, we certainly did in the Ms Frugal Ears household. And we still did it while maintaining our $50 a week challenge.
This week I went shopping. I really went shopping. For the first time in months I used a shopping trolley and I piled things up in it, digging into my kitty and spending a huge $78.05 (still much less than the average weekly shop).
What is it like to live on only $50 a week for grocery items? I thought I would keep a diary for a week to show how it could be done.
I have a new challenge – can I survive on only $50 a week groceries for one adult and two children between now and Christmas?
I am a proud frugalista, and this is especially evident in my shopping choices. As I tallied my end of month finances for June, I realised that I spent a grant total of $9.02 per day on groceries. Nor is this a freak: over the last six months I averaged $12 per day.