06 March 2011

Money Wise: To eat out or not to eat out

That is the question. We're the type of couples who LOVES sushi. If it was possible to spend $60 every single day or every single weekend, we would. But that is not even an option anymore. There's a lot of 24/7 restaurants that are open today and I hate to burst others' bubble but it's resulting to obesity and the gym is becoming rich, haha. We used to spend a whopping $50 a day for almost a month; that was a drag...for our wallets. We decided that we had to put an end to it.
  • Make a whole meal plan for a week every Sundays. Jot down groceries needed to buy, try to find coupons for certain items.
  • For bigger bulk items such as rice, poultry, beef, pork, breakfast food; we hit up wholesale places such as Costco or Sam's Club.
  • Instead of hitting up sushi bars too much, we gather groceries that can be made at home.
  • Checking online for recipes is another great way to plan a meal.
  • Always have people to eat with you to fight the urge to go out and eat. If you eat alone or in front of a tv that will most likely make you hungry again later on and hence making you want to go to a drive thru (from my experience).
  • Bring home lunch instead of wasting your 30 minutes lunch break to drive to a place, order, wait for it to be made, and rush eating.
  • If you love eating out at places, once a week or every 2 weeks isn't so bad. Avoid daily though.

    You don't always have to eat at fancy places to have the best food. There's nothing like cooking for people and have them enjoy it with you at home. Have a conversation, laugh, and watch yourself save money every week.
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