Unrealistic Food Budget

Sherry thinks her husband is laying out a budget that’s causing them to go broke. He isn’t budgeting enough for the essentials. Dave thinks they have two problems: the amount they’re budgeting for food and their income.

QUESTION: Sherry in Oklahoma City thinks her husband is laying out a budget that’s causing them to go broke. He isn’t budgeting enough for the essentials. Dave thinks they have two problems: the amount they’re budgeting for food and their income.

ANSWER: So he’s not making you go broke; he has an unrealistic grasp on what it takes to feed your family. It makes you feel like you’re starving to death because you don’t have enough for food. That’s different than going broke.

Your job is to help teach him what things cost. Grab him and take him to the grocery store with you. No logical human is going to sit down and allot $0 for their family. He doesn’t intend to feed his family or himself? That’s bizarre nuts.

You have two big problems. Number one, a family of three in Oklahoma City cannot eat on $150 a month. It takes more than that. Grasping that reality for you and your husband is one thing. The second problem you have is that your home is dramatically underfunded, meaning your income sucks. You’ve got to do something in this household to get your income up. You’re starving to death. That’s not a thing about your food, and it’s not a thing about you going broke. You’re living at the poverty level. You guys have got to work on the income side of this equation as well.

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