In The Good Life For Less, by Amy Allen Clark, the author goes on, to say, that food spending is one, of the most flexible areas, in any family's budget and just a few ways, to start, cutting back, on your food bill is to never leave home without: a budget (set an exact dollar amount), cash (when dealing, in cash, you have, to stay, within your budget, constraints, period) and a calculator. A great money-saving way, to plan, ahead is using the week's grocery circular, to choose meals, that work around what's, on sale.
For the holidays, we all know even the most modest holiday budget can seem out, of range, for a family, struggling, to make ends meet. We all know a mom who drives herself, to the edge, of a nervous breakdown, over the holidays. It's so easy, to let, all the extra demands add up. Keep meals simple and do not make two entrees, five sides and multiple desserts.
It's important, on any budget, to stop and be thankful, for the blessings, in your life. So many times we encounter the misconception that people who don't have alot, of money, don't have anything, to offer, in charity. If there's a way, to include, a homemade item, in your next gift, you'll succeed, in being, both frugal and heartfelt.