ATTN: Ben Barlowe - Grocery Help?


I saw this awesome blog post you wrote...

In it you talk about a Google Sheet/estimating method for shopping. Would you mind doing a ScreenFlow video that describes the process in more detail? I'm sure I'm not the only YNAB'er that would benefit from that!



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  • Hi Chris !

    Thanks for taking the time to reach out! I can't make any promises, but I'll reach out to Ben to see what he has to offer here! :)

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  • Hey, Chris! Happy to give you more details. I know I didn't show our spreadsheet a whole lot in the blog post. 

    Here's a video going over a template. 
    And here's a link to that template. Just go to File > Make a Copy so you have your own spreadsheet you can manipulate.

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    • You are THE man,  BenB! Thanks so much for taking the time!!!

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  • BenB 

    I just wanted to give you a quick update on how you're impacting me and my wife.

    We successfully implemented this last week and were under our grocery budget ($128/wk.) by $1. This budget was set by last month's spending * 0.8.

    I'm heading to the store tomorrow and check this...

    ...this week we should make it out for about $80! Incredible!!

    I did make one change to the spreadsheet. I have it calculate the difference for me because I don't trust my arithmetic skills.

    It's an awesome system that will save me and my wife tons of money. Thank you so much!

    Next up, I'm going to learn how to ruthlessly manage leftovers and food waste.


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