New Hampshire Family of Four Trying to Live on $1,500 for the Year

A family of four in New Hampshire is trying to spend just $1,500 for their groceries, household items and personal care expenses for an entire year and detail their attempt in a blog.

To accomplish their goal Heather and Bourne Spooner have developed a new system of shopping that includes stockpiling foods and paying close attention to coupons and sales, reported.

“My first inclination was, wow, that’s not that much money,'” Bourne told “But, hey, if we can do it it’ll save us a lot of money.”

And save they have. The couple said so far this year their average grocery bill is only $125 a month, reported.

In addition to clipping coupons, the Spooners shop at specific stores for certain items and have adjusted the way they plan meals.

“If I have chicken and ground beef and cucumbers and carrots and peppers that I need to use this week, then I’ll take all of that and I will look for recipes for those items,” Heather told

The Spooners also have sworn off dining out until their wedding anniversary, on Dec. 28.

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