If you’re like me, you’re always on the move. And if you have a busy schedule, grabbing lunch at the closest restaurant is fast and convenient.
But over the course of a year, it can really add up. A study by Visa shows that on average, Americans spend $52.00 per week on lunch. Over one year that’s close to $3,000. Here are some tips to help you cut your lunchtime spending.
- Consider bringing your lunch from home. While it might not be as exciting, the cost-per-meal is considerably less.
- Set a weekly or monthly budget for food. Perhaps allow yourself to buy lunch just once or twice a week.
Even better, save eating out for special occasions only. In most cases, it will help you appreciate and enjoy the experience even more.
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