5 Dollar Dinners and More

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5 Dollar Dinners and More

Today I am talking to Erin Chase otherwise known as the 5 Dollar Dinner Mom. Erin starting blogging about saving money on food over 7 years ago when rising gas prices forced her to save more money on other fronts. Erin shares a number of great and helpful ideas on this podcast and if you want to follow her new project, you can check her out at Grocery Budget Makeover.

What We Are Drinking

To keep with the 5 dollar theme, Erin and I are both drinking Barefoot Moscato which can be found just about anywhere for around $5 per bottle.


Podcast Notes

  • Erin shares how the gas price crisis of 2008 changed the way she managed her family finances
  • She dropped her monthly food bill from $500 to $250
  • Her family eats at home 6-7 nights a week and she shares what she typically makes
  • Erin shares her best tips for changing your food spending ways
  • Erin discusses how she came up with her food ideas pre-Pinterest or other blogs
  • Erin shares her thoughts on how to eat cheaply when you have food allergies
Erin's son helping his mom out with some food pics for the blog.
Erin’s son helping his mom out with some food pics for the blog.

Random Three Questions Erin Answered

  1. What is your favorite cheap dinner to make?
  2. What do you like to do during your down time?
  3. If you could cook dinner for any person in history, who would it be?

Do you know how much your average dinner at home costs you? What’s your favorite cheap dinner to make?

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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.

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