Financial Feud

Financial Feud: Grocery Cost vs. Quality

Diane Lim - Economist Mom Jun 25, 2013

You both have good cases; you just have different preferences and priorities.  Why can’t you compromise and try shopping together for awhile and spending, say, $650 a month on your groceries (splitting the difference)?  This would make it more of a joint/team effort rather than a competition or argument between you two.

There may also be ways for you to prioritize which food “luxury” purchases are worth the most to you, while saving money your husband’s way on things that don’t matter as much to you.  Then you’ll both get what you really want, while understanding and appreciating the other’s perspective more. You’ll enjoy doing the shopping and eating together more too!

 

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.