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These are my expenses for January:

>Walmart:
>125.72
>Whataburger:
>41.85
>Quiktrip:
>10.08
>Kroger:
>82.21
>Sams:
>4.42
>Potbelly:
>15.16
>KFC:
>21.64
>PizzaHut:
>40.98
>Parking
>6.00

>Total: $348.06

How much do you spend on food /ck? Any tips to save more money on food?

Quick desc:
Single, college student, no gas stove/range in the apartment (only fridge, microwave and a sink)
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I would be miserable if I didn't have at least some means of cooking food. I guess the best advice would be to make sure you have those amenities at your next place, otherwise you're stuck with microwaved and fast food
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>>7330850
I tried saving some money by buying 2 pizzas from PizzaHut for 12.99 (w/ $10off coupon) and eat them on 3 days. It worked last month.

This month I kept trying new stuff. Rotisserie chicken from Kroger/Sam's Club and buying fries from McD/JackInTheBox.
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I live on about £150 per month on food. I am not from england and travelling here each university semester means it is too heavy to carry many pans etc. i live off a saucepan, a pan, and two oven dishes to do all my cooking.
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>>7330904
OP here.
Does your 150 include transportation?

My expenses include water/drinks/gas/food.
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>>7330847
>groceries: ~200 dollars
>junk food: ~140 dollars
And I assume at least a quarter of your grocery budget is junk food anyway.
I wonder how you could possibly save money. Nope, can't think of anything. I don't have any tips for you.

Oh, actually, you can just buy an electric skillet for like, 50 buckaronis. Or you can cook things out of a coffee pot.
Dunk some eggs into your kettle and make yourself hard boiled eggs.
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>>7330917
I walk to the store. I drink a lot of cordial or tap water and don't drink alcohol or soda, so yes, that is £150 for my entire food related budget. This does include the occasional fast food every two or three weeks.
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>>7330933
>And I assume at least a quarter of your grocery budget is junk food anyway.
Microwaveable food, frozen chicken, ice cream, soft drinks .. well they all fall under junk food category.

>electric skillet for like, 50 buckaronis
I'll probably buy one next week, there's for $20 on Amazon. I have to finish the microwaveable food I have and then start a new journey.

Will that increase my electricity bill?
Thanks!
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>>7330959
Barely. It'll be an order of magnitude cheaper than buying pizza, in any case.
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My expenses for January were roughly:
~$40 Sprouts
~$15 King Soopers (read: Kroger)
~$10 Walmart
~$10 if you averaged out bulk purchases of flour, lentils, and oatz I'd made in previous months

Basically I've been frugal as fuck - vegetarian diet, bake bread at home 3 times a week, no eating out, no holiday or birthday meals to host this month, no alcohol until yesterday when I saw how unexpectedly large my tax returns for the past year are.

I'm poor but manage my money well - I actually haven't done anything but read books, drink tea, watch animu, and ride bikes since the middle of November, don't even plan on going back to work until March.
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>>7330959
How much longer is left on your lease? It might not be worth buying an electric skillet if you'll be moving somewhere with a stove soon
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>>7330962
OP here.
I quit my job back in 2013 and started focusing on school. I started selling stuff on eBay.
>Buy stuff for $4k, make $1-3k profit monthly.
>I went overseas last summer and asked my brother to take care of the business.
> He didn't check eBay account for 2 months. many "item not received" cases were opened. eBay closed my account and asked me to upload a proof that something happened. my bro felt it was his fault, he opened an account using his info. I am doing my best to recover. I'm running out of money, last $2k in my bank account. Applied for couple jobs, goes to interviews, didn't get hired because of the gap in my resume (2013-2016)

>>7331023
5 months.
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>>7330895
>I tried saving some money by buying 2 pizzas from PizzaHut
you're beyond saving
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