By Melissa Tosetti
I recently had the pleasure of being on a Google+ Hangout panel with Donna Freedman, personal finance columnist for MSN Money.
During the panel, I shared the story of a client I worked with who was spending $1,500 a month on food, mostly on dining out. She and her husband both worked full time and with three kids, they were constantly on the go! She struggled getting groceries in to the house on a regular basis. After talking to her and getting a feel for her and her family's routines and schedule, I suggested she spend an extra $17 a week to have her groceries delivered.
One of the reasons we decided to have the groceries delivered was to take away the "overwhelm" she felt when she walked into the grocery store. Also, it helped her to know exactly what she was going to spend before heading to "check out" because her online shopping cart gave her a running total. At the grocery store, she could be overspending by $75 and not know it until it was too late.
Donna contacted me over the weekend asking if she could share the story with her readers at MSN.Money.com. In her post, Spend a Bit More, But Still Save Money, she gives other examples, and a few guidelines about when spending - saves. Check it out!