How Much Should My Grocery Budget Be?

Written by Terry J. Rigg

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All you would have to do is save your grocery receipts for about 30 to 60 days and add them up. This should give you a good idea of how much you spend on a monthly basis for food.

When you have this information it's time to start looking for ways to cut that figure down as low as you can and still provide good nutritious meals for your family.

If I started telling justrepparttar ways I know of how to save on groceries, this article would turn into a book. There are endless ways to cut back on your food spending. The best way to start learning is to searchrepparttar 142729 web. Here are a couple of web sites you can start with:

The Frugal Shopper

Money Saving Grocery Tips

Grocery Saving Tips

With all of that said,repparttar 142730 bottom line is that you need to spend what ever it takes on groceries to survive. In too many cases people will pay their bills out of their grocery budget. This won't work. Water, Food and shelter arerepparttar 142731 basics. Put them first no matter what your bills are or how many times they call to harass you.

I know you are still looking for a dollar amount for your family. If you pin me down I would have to say about 15% to 20% of your income could be spent on food. For a family making $3000 a month that would mean you would set aside about $450 to $600 for food. This is great unless you have teenagers that go throughrepparttar 142732 kitchen like vacuum cleaners.

Terry Rigg is the author of Living Within Your Means - The Easy Way and editor of the Budget Stretcher web site. Join the thousands of subscribers to The FREE Budget Stretcher Newsletter and get great articles, tips, downloads and a lot of Budget Help by visiting his home page at

Is the Demand for San Felipe Real Estate Signaling Another Baja Real Estate Boom?

Written by Ron Scott

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“Then there isrepparttar cost of living which is easily a third of what it costs to live in just about any American city. A retired couple living on a $1,000 Social Security income can live a life of luxury here. Taxes are extremely low, fresh seafood is abundant and inexpensive, medical services and medications are a third of what they are back home,” Garcia says.

Eric also points to growing speculation - an increased awareness thatrepparttar 142707 northeastern Baja coast line may very well prove to be onrepparttar 142708 verge of a prolonged land rush much like that which took place in Cabo San Lucas several years ago. "The demand for real estate in Cabo San Lucas is still high, but sales have slowed considerably becauserepparttar 142709 prices there have sky rocketed," he says. "That isn’trepparttar 142710 case for San Felipe real estate, as least not yet," he added.

For those unfamiliar withrepparttar 142711 area, San Felipe is located in Baja California, just a four hour driving distance southeast of San Diego, an hour more from Tucson. A quiet fishing village with a population of 28,000, it is rapidly becoming one ofrepparttar 142712 preferred destinations for American and Canadian vacationers and retirees looking for a lay back, stress free lifestyle. "Right now about 50% ofrepparttar 142713 resident population comes fromrepparttar 142714 U.S. and Canada," Garcia says. "Our projections indicate that that percentage will probably double inrepparttar 142715 next five years."

Twenty years ago a boom in Baja real estate started in Cabo San Lucus, a city onrepparttar 142716 southern most point of Baja. The likelihood of a San Felipe real estate boom is even more real because ofrepparttar 142717 village's proximity torepparttar 142718 U.S. border andrepparttar 142719 Mexican government's commitment torepparttar 142720 continuing development ofrepparttar 142721 Nautical ladder.

Individuals wishing to obtain more information about this Baja real estate opportunity are encouraged to contact Eric stateside at (888) 647-5292 or throughrepparttar 142722 on-site San Felipe real estate office at 011 52 (686) 577-0822, viarepparttar 142723 email address inrepparttar 142724 right column or by visiting

The author, Ron Scott, is a seasoned internet publicist who provides affordable public relationsservices to local, regional, national and international businesses. The average press release gets 50,000-100,000 reads in a week to ten days.

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