The beginning of a new year is a good time to learn new habits that can help you be happier, healthier and wealthier.
The happiness part is up to you, of course, but maybe we can help you become healthier and wealthier. We all like to dress up and go out for a fine dining experience once in a while, right? Of course we do.
But have you ever stopped to think that the price of one nice dinner out is roughly equivalent to your grocery store budget for an entire week?
That’s an eye-opener, isn’t it? And it is nice to eat out once in a while. But when you think of the trade off – one dinner vs a whole week’s worth of groceries – you have to think twice.
Typically, we eat out for one of two reasons: convenience and occasion. If it’s a matter of convenience, meaning you don’t have the time or energy to cook a meal, consider lower cost options: buy a small indoor grill and stock fresh meats and poultry in the freezer, heat-and-eat meals, or fresh salads you can pick up at the supermarket, and an occasional sandwich or taco.
Save real dining out for occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
Not only will you save money, but when dining out is a special treat instead of an every day occurrence, you’ll enjoy it lots more – and so will your family.