So nice to have some $ in my account again

@celticeagle (115553)
Boise, Idaho
April 2, 2016 5:34am CST
For some reason no matter how we buy we usually run out of food by the mid to late month. We are scavaging in the cupboards and freezer for whatever we can find. Tuna, eggs, soup and such are about all that there is. Sometimes my daughter goes to the local church that does food baskets and we get one of those. My daughter and I are both on SSD so we get groceries once a month while we have money. Do have this same problem toward the end of the month?
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@cacay1 (32401)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Apr 16
I haven't experienced run out of money end of month. Our salary is set every 15th and 30th of the month. I also save 10% of my income,plus income or our coconut farm 10 hectares in the province. We also share our bills at home.How nice to have a grocery once a month, we can save more. In my case, we do grocery weekly sometimes daily for fresh fruits, veggies , meat and fish.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
I wish I could save a little each month. Sounds like you do nicely.
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@cacay1 (32401)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Apr 16
@celticeagle , Thanks, I also work in a non-life insurance company selling only Fire insurance. I enjoy much money from my sweats.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 16
@cacay1 .....That is good. Always nice to enjoy your job.
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• United States
2 Apr 16
Yes we do every month and it is getting much worse..the price of food is crazy my friend. Glad you got some money in.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
I am too. It is crazy. We are going to try to do some salads this time around.
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• United States
2 Apr 16
@celticeagle We have been doing a lot of those lately..so tasty too. I put lettuce, kale, carrots, mushrooms, raisins, sunflower seeds and blue cheese dressing oh and tomatoes.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Apr 16
when we were on food stamps we did too, it was so hard to try and keep each week down to a certain amount to make it last, esp when it was so low each month we HAD to buy more week one to make up the reserves. Had to keep a list and try hard to camp sales for staples and things.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
It is the pits. But we always seem to have something around.
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• Centralia, Missouri
3 Apr 16
@celticeagle while not the most pleasant, that's good. I am pondering trying a container garden this year, so I can have more stashed food.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt ...Home grown is so much tastier than store bough.
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@besweet (7238)
• Greece
2 Apr 16
I am usually running out of money at the end of each month, so I decided to write down all of my expenses and relise what I am doing wrong. I started this month and the results will be seen on May but it's a good practice when you want to make a strict budget.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
I do keep track of spending and bills for 3 months forward. When I was cooking we did do better.
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@besweet (7238)
• Greece
3 Apr 16
@celticeagle Cooking is very important in saving money! I made it a habit to cook every 2 days and take lunchbox at work and my financials have improved a lot!
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 16
@besweet .....Yes, I was able to save a lot more when I cooked more. People can if they are focused on it.
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@allen0187 (29067)
• Philippines
6 Apr 16
So sorry to hear about your condition. I try my best to stretch my money to last me the whole month. Sometimes though, expenses far exceed my savings. Anyway, I'm looking to earn more. Seeking another job might just do the trick!
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Apr 16
I used to have three jobs. Couldn't do it now. Writing for extra.
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@allen0187 (29067)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@celticeagle been meaning to get another job to help me with my savings and expenses. Writing on-line just doesn't cut it anymore.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 16
@allen0187 ...Yep. It is better to get a couple of zeros behind you on PP. Hehe
@sallypup (24480)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Apr 16
We used to but haven't in a long while. I am sorry you are in such straits. Do you stock up on beans? I know it is boring but lentils do make a filling soup.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
Yes, but can't get my daughter to cook them very often. We love lentils though.
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@sallypup (24480)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Apr 16
@celticeagle Lentils are so easy to cook. And they give you so much needed fuel. Just put a cup of lentils into a pan filled with 3 cups of water and set it to simmer. Food!!
• United States
2 Apr 16
@celticeagle my husband is not fond of beans either. I now have an immersion blender that I use to blend in the beans when we have chili.
@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
2 Apr 16
No as I buy extra food and put meats in the freezer and canned goods in the cupboard for when we run low we can just go there and pull something out to have for a meal. Mylot payment came in handy for you then.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
Yes, it will come in handy. We try to do the same as you do. We have stuff in the cupboard too. It does get old though.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
3 Apr 16
@celticeagle We check and if something has been in there too long we use it up and then replace it. Do you do that also or just throw out the old?
• United States
2 Apr 16
Not currently but I have in the past. It can be hard to make that dollar stretch. Especially with a preteen in the house. Your grandson is a preteen if I am not mistaken? Growing Teens can eat you out house and home. We try to keep food here for the kids but it doesn't last / if it does they don't like the food haha.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
He is a teenager. 13 now. Like you said it is hard to keep food in the house for him.
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• United States
2 Apr 16
@celticeagle The food stamp program for our State isn't always very fair with what they give. An acquaintance only received $4.00 per month and I thought why even bother giving him anything. I was a food stamp baby, I grew up with food stamps being used to pay for our meals. Of course we were fortunate enough to have family who could help us if need be. We never starved but sometimes you had to eat some not so yummy food on that program.
@Vjvals (939)
• Roseville, California
3 Apr 16
Sometimes we try to shop in bulk but the prices are always going up as you say
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Apr 16
We do on a few things. The store we frequent doesn't have bulk goods.
@Blondie2222 (19926)
• United States
2 Apr 16
I hope things get better for you, it is hard seeing how people struggle like that. I'm glad you make it work though and atleast have some food until you get money again. I've never struggled like that but I know people that do
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
Things haven't gotten better yet. Wish we had a garden.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
2 Apr 16
I have a friend who has this problem too - she is a PCA and gets paid by the government first of the month. So its a little rough near the end of the month. I have the opposite problem - Im usually broke after paying rent which is the first of the month. I always keep some cheap food on hand (mac n cheese in the box and ramen noodle) just in case Im a little too broke to go real grocery shopping. Glad you have some in yout account now.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
We do the same thing. It's just hard at the end of month to find snacks and extras.
@JolietJake (45535)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Apr 16
I have it a lot during the winter, I relied on myLot a bit to tide me over...it wasn't much, but it sure helped.
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@celticeagle (115553)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Apr 16
Yes, it does help. Pays for my lattes and pop/tea refills. LOL
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• United States
2 Apr 16
I have client's and people that I know personally who have the same problem. It is difficult to live on a fixed income. Thank goodness for local food shelves. We have one in our town that gives out fresh fruit and vegetables and occasionally meats too.
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@marlina (66607)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
No, I don't have that problem. Hope things get better for you.
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@Dragonairy1 (1472)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Apr 16
No, I hope things get better for you.