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Stretching Your Food Dollars

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Planning Your Food Budget

Planning your food budget is one of the most important things you can do to save money. With a food budget you are less likely to run out of food. Here are the steps:

image of a can of coffee and food receipts

Step 1: First, think about how much it costs each month to feed your family.

Hint — try keeping track of all the money you spend in one week on food; be sure to write down everything! Then multiply that number by 4 — this will tell you about what it costs to feed your family for a month.

Read on for Step 2.