Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Galley costs...

I can't help but notice that every time I go shopping these days that prices on one thing or another has gone up... a lot!

Yesterday it happened to be propane. We've been paying between $20-$22 for twenty pounds of propane but yesterday it was $27... Quite a jump and it certainly got my attention.

That said, since 20-pounds of propane lasts us right around three months (and we cook/bake a lot), it's not the sort of budget buster grocery staple price hikes can be but, a penny here, a penny there does add up.

For instance, ground turkey used to be a regular part of our shopping list at $1.99 a pound but when it went up by 33% overnight to $2.99 that extra dollar a week has a lot more impact on the quarterly budget than the propane does at $0.42 a week.

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