I increased my 401k contributions to 10% today. I also get a 5% match that isn't affected by this. I'm really nervous because my paychecks will be smaller. But I don't want to be poor when I'm older. But I have so much other stuff to save or pay for.
I'm still a bit torn on this decision.
For groceries, we've spent $123 so far this month. We are about right on pace for the month. The sad thing is that I don't feel like we've bought much food for that price. I did buy steaks and stuff for kebobs over the long weekend. It was a splurge but cheaper than going out. We've only spent $14 on eating out when we grabbed breakfast on our way to the lake last weekend.