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Are you a foodie? Is eating out killing your budget? Learn insanely smart and easy ways you two can eat well while cutting your food bills!

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Slashing Your Food Bills

Since this America Saves Week, I thought that this would be a perfect time to tackle a typically huge expense – food. Whether it's groceries, lunch out at work, or going out as a family, this is something that can snowball quickly.

It's tricky because food at the essential level is a true need. Many of us go, though, beyond the essentials and if we truly evaluate how we're eating and spending, there's much room for improvement.

However, this is not an episode of roughing it or deprivation. I personally find food to be an awesome part of my social life and we enjoy eating. Want to eat well, but you're short on time and money? Here's how Amy and her husband slashed their food bill while staying foodies!

Just like fad diets rarely lead to anything meaningful, seriously slashing and burning your groceries to their bare minimum can backfire.

I'd like to share a way to be balanced and to disprove this myth that clean eating and delicious meals are expensive.

Amy and Tim Rutherford, the couple behind Go with Less, are here to help out.

They were big spenders and that included a lot of eating out and living it up.
Today we'll discuss:

  • what triggered them to change how they were spending
  • ways they're able to enjoy eating out and eating well without killing their budget
  • coming up with go-to meals that rock and don't require you to become a chef

these changes helped them to retire early so take what you can and try them out.
You could very well find yourselves having a good time and growing your bank accounts.

Hope you enjoy!

Resources to Save Money While Eating Well

Want to cut your spending on food without sacrificing quality? Here are some resources to check out.

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Music Credit

Like the music in this episode? Our theme song is by Gentle Regime. Additional music by Lee Rosevere and Logan from Music for Makers in this episode.

About Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..