- Fast food x 3 meals a week = $18.00 = $900
- 'Nice' lunch once a week with coworkers = $15 a pop = $750
- Bagged lunch 1 time a week = $0 additional (paid for with grocery budget)
Let's take all of these numbers and multiply them by 50 weeks...and you get (gulp!) $1650 a year! And that's just on lunches! This is a really low estimate too, as some lunches can be a lot pricier than this.
Make a firm and determined goal for yourself to simply NOT EAT OUT AT LUNCH. Leftovers from last night's meals, or a simple sandwich and a piece of fruit are healthy options that are a frugalite's dream.