Friday, February 22, 2008

Apparently the folks at Kraft make a lot more than we do...

For all of us budgeteers, Kraft has put a page of frugal meals on their site. Yes, that's right folks--you can make a nowhere near organic, overprocessed meal with little-to-no nutritional value for under $15! As a free bonus, you get a huge bag of packaging, too!

Who spends $15 on an everyday dinner for four people? Am I that cheap? The family of four on Kraft's cheap-o plan would spend $450 a month just on dinners. They would also need breakfasts, lunches, snacks, desserts, and beverages. If you figure these take up half the food budget at least, we're looking at $900 a month for a small family's meals--that's without other grocery items like ziplocs and laundry soap. With food from home taking up 7.7% of the ideal budget, this means that our friends at Kraft think an American family brings home more than $11,500 a month. A cheap American family.

Is corporate America a little out of touch? or am I?


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