To help you reconnect with your food bill, Portico staff recommend this small step.
Small Step: See What You Spent on Food Last Month
- Pull out last month’s credit card statement, check book, and/or banking app
- Tally up your food costs — groceries and dining out (both eat-in and take-out)
- Record your totals in the food section of our downloadable monthly budget worksheet
If you’re curious, track your food spending for the same month one year ago and compare. You can also fill out other sections of the worksheet to gain a broader understanding of where your money’s going. Only when you know what you’re spending can you make informed decisions going forward.