It’s just me and my husband at the old homestead, so our grocery bills have never reached the numbers a family of three or four sees. But over the last few years, I’ve definitely noticed that our spending was on an upward trajectory. I sort of blame it on our rising paychecks. Money was much tighter in our first few years of marriage, so we got in the habit of clipping coupons and buying only the basics. As we progressed in our careers, our spending got a little less controlled — we finally had money, so we didn’t have to worry about not having money. But these things have a way of snowballing, and in our case, that meant overspending on groceries.