A big part of saving and reducing our food budget, particularly with a family of 8, is to get our per person per meal costs as cheap as possible. But this doesn’t necessarily mean living on rice and beans every meal. Although, rice and beans ARE delicious and do make an appearance on our menu quite frequently.
When we began this Financial Independence journey 7 months ago, I wrote down a very long list of immediate goals on a yellow legal pad. I, frankly, didn’t know how long it was going to take to check off everything on the list, but it really didn’t matter at that point as long as we were working on checking off the boxes. As 2017 has come to a close, I have begun to make sure we have all of our ducks in a row and are ready for 2018.