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Old 06-01-2016, 08:46 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jd_1138 View Post
Oh I thought you guys were married or in a relationship.

I'm no expert on how food stamps work, but the laws about keeping food separate are probably more along the lines of "you can't be feeding other people with your food stamps and thus overstating how many food stamps you need"? But heck at $136/month, there's no chance of that.

They probably just have the laws a certain way to keep certain people from abusing the system. If you were to buy certain items and he were to buy certain items, and you both ended up eating all the items in one month and used all the food stamps up AND your collective nutritional needs were better met that way. I don't think that'd be against the law. But like I said who knows. The government's pretty silly with their laws.

Plus some people just like to keep their food separate and have widely divergent food tastes.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:02 PM   #22
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Gosh, I wish I knew how to track our spending.

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Old 06-02-2016, 03:32 AM   #23
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Gosh, I wish I knew how to track our spending.

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If you buy everything with credit and debit cards, you can use the statements.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:50 AM   #24
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If you buy everything with credit and debit cards, you can use the statements.
I download my credit card statements to a spreadsheet, and then categorize the expense, usually with a one letter abbreviation. Only takes a minute or two.
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Very interesting :D nice job!

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