I am often asked how much I spend on groceries per month. One thing is for sure, I know that if I don’t budget a fixed — and I mean fixed — amount, it will quickly become a black hole! According to most financial experts, families with the income range of $50,000 to $90,000 per year should spend approx 11 to 14 percent of their income on groceries after taxes and tithe. For example, a family of 4 to 6 with the income of $75,000 per year, should have a modest grocery budget of approximately $500.00 per month! That seems nearly impossible, but it can be done!
I’m not a great cook. I can fry eggs, barely. I say barely because the other day I had to make scrambled eggs for my five-year-old McRae. Turns out she only likes egg whites. I’m not sure who told a five-year-old it was possible to separate whites from the yolk, but I am not terribly pleased with this person. Things were going well until I put the butter in the pan for too long and it kind of burned. Then when I dropped the eggs in, instead of fluffing up to a winter sky white perfection, they turned dark gray. They looked like a pan full of really depressing Counting Crows songs.
Jon Acuff is someone we can relate to… he is a preacher’s kid! That is a quirky club of instant understanding. But Jon has figured out how to turn the table on all the noses mushed up against the glass house in which most preacher’s kids grow up. His blog, Stuff Christians Like, is a hilarious twist on the funny side of faith that challenges thinking people with brilliant wit and a side-hug.