grocery game monthly challenge

7 Money Smart Shopping Trip Essentials You Need : The Grocery Game Challenge 2017 #1 Jan 30-Feb 5

THE GROCERY SAVINGS BAG IS THE ONLY BAG WE THINK ABOUT BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR A SHOPPING TRIP.   Coupon Binder, what’s that? Yes, even the binder has become old school and the grocery saving newbies are wondering what we’re going on about. You mean, smartphone, right? No, coupon binder but don’t worry because not many people carry them around these days. Planning for a grocery shopping trip in the CBB household either runs as smooth as my brownie batter or as lumpy as my mashed potatoes. Even before we became parents grocery shopping was a big deal and it still is although our priorities include a toddler who takes ages to get out the front door. Related: How to successfully go grocery shopping with a baby Over the years we’ve learned the easy way how to save money while grocery shopping and the hard way. The problem is that even though we have the best intentions sometimes not everything goes as planned. I bet even the ultra-organized shoppers screw up their own shopping trip from time to time. I can’t tell you how many times Mrs. CBB and I have sat down to sort out our menu plan for […]

How a To-Do List Stopped me from Playing Superhero with my Life : April 2015 Budget Update

ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE AND WATCH IT GROW   Life would be great if I could remember everything I needed to do in my head without having to consult a to-do list but that will never happen for me. When you decide to get organized with something in your life you almost feel like weight is lifted off your shoulders. I’ve made the mistake once in my life when I let work get the best of me where I then let things slip at home. My life was a bit of a chaotic mess during this time period because I was young and working as many hours as I could fit in while I could. I wasn’t a money hoarder or work-a-holic I just didn’t mind working for money and having the ability to save so I could afford holidays while paying down my mortgage faster. In the meantime I wasn’t completing all the tasks in a home I bought in my early 20’s because balance was hard for me. As a young guy I didn’t know everything. Who’s perfect after all? Nobody. Life is all about experimenting and learning from our mistakes and I did just that. My mind was […]

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