A Week In Saint Louis, MO On A $25,000 Salary

12 p.m. — Since I was out of town last week, I sadly have a long list of chores to get done. Although it’s a bit of a hassle, I shop at different locations in order to save money and find the best deals. I do most of my shopping at the discount store, but since I don’t find everything I want, I head over to Trader Joe’s. (Discount Store: broccoli, cauliflower rice, ground beef, pork rinds, goat cheese, breakfast bars, prosciutto, heavy cream, salami, cauliflower, cucumber, and a bottle of wine for $3!!! $38.05; TJ’s: chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, string cheese, blackberries, bell pepper, avocado $33.38). Target is right across the street from Trader Joe’s, and I make it safely out of the store with only the cleaning supplies I intended to buy (sponge, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels) $39.77. I swing by the gas station at the wholesale club on my way home and fill up my tank (I have a membership through my job), the gas comes to $5.41. $116.61