It's widely accepted to talk about fitness, healthy food, and self care. But conversations about financial wellness—which is crucial to well-being—are in large part still very hush-hush. Even in a time when no topic seems to be off-limits, talking about money still has a stigma attached. Well+Good's Checks+Balanced series aims to help end that stigma. Each month, one person shares their income, living expenses, and what they spend on their favorite healthy habits. 

This month, Gina, a married mother of three teens who runs a blog focused on money-saving tips for families, gets real about what her budget for raising teenagers looks like. And during the pandemic, that's meant a much bigger grocery bill, among other things. Below, Gina outlines what her expenses are each month, and how she budgets for her family. 

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