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As most of our readers know, we buy most of our groceries at Sprouts, a local farmer’s market chain with stores in the west and southwest. Sprouts is filled with mostly fresh produce and natural meats at reasonable prices to help us save money. They do have some natural and organic processed foods. Their processed food section, though, doesn’t even take up a third of the store. We do most of our own cooking from scratch, so this isn’t a big deal. See why this saves us money and keeps us healthy.
The saying goes, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” When we don’t keep ourselves busy, we get into trouble.
The same goes with our wallets. If we don’t have a spending plan, we’ll spend unconsciously. By simply being bored, we’re inclined to fill time with something counter to our goals, such as dining out, cocktails or shopping for things we didn’t need nor budget for.
I don’t know about your area, but in Denver it seems like there has been a recent explosion in the number of new restaurants. From my personal observation the increase seems to be tied to more and more low to mid cost restaurants opening; i.e. Chipotle, Panera Bread, Noodles & Co and Garbanzos.
Enlightenment in a Basement
In 2004, the two of us moved into a friend’s basement apartment. Our friend prefers to call it a “garden level walk-in”, but it does not meet the legal requirements to be called such. Therefore, we call it a basement apartment. Even today we refer to it as “The Basement”. We make fun, but it was a sweet deal for us financially and we fondly look back on our time there.
Though we didn’t know it when we moved into The Basement, we quickly realized that this was the answer to our financial problems. At the time, we had $51,000 in credit card debt. Shortly after moving into The Basement, we acknowledged our financial foolishness and devised a plan to climb out of debt, no 1980s music montage included. In about two and half years we paid off our credit card debt and in about four years we started shopping for our own home.