I've realized lately that I've been experiencing a little bit of trauma in one of the tasks that I do practically every week in Minnesota.  It is something you do, I do, my mom does...everyone!  If I could just close my eyes through the process, especially at the end, I think it would be a little bit less painful too.

Photo by Eduardo Soares on Unsplash
Photo by Eduardo Soares on Unsplash

USDA Just Released Shocking Numbers Showing Amount Families Are Spending on Groceries

Not sure if you've paid much attention lately to that final total that comes up on the screen when you are at the grocery store, but you should.  The USDA just put out numbers of how much an average family of 4 is spending at the grocery store and I feel like I now need to look for a second job, especially since I have 3 kids and one is a high school football player who devours everything in the house.

Look below and see where your grocery shopping is more on the frugal side or what classifies as "liberal" with today's grocery prices.

LOOK: How Much Does the Average American Family Spend on Groceries?

The USDA splits Americans into three categories based on consumption habits and according to the agency's latest analysis, a family of four is spending more than ever at the grocery store. Take a look at just how much we're shelling out--the numbers may shock you.

Gallery Credit: Meg Dowdy

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GOOD NEWS!  Some Groceries Sold in Minnesota Are Starting to See Prices Decrease

As you are now redoing your grocery list to just eat tuna fish sandwiches and Ramen, I do have a bit of good news to share.  Thankfully, we seem to have a few items at the grocery stores that have started to drop in price in Minnesota, Iowa, and in other states throughout the Midwest.  Browse the list below and start feeling

LOOK: Groceries that dropped in price in the Midwest last month

Stacker used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find the grocery items that saw the largest price decreases from August to September in the Midwest.

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