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Once you identify how much you are spending each month eating out, set a goal to cut that amount by at least half. Sure it takes more time and effort to cook meals at home and prepare foods from scratch. But you will be rewarded by eating healthier, spending more time with your children (assuming you encourage them to help you in the kitchen), and you will have saved money each month that can be spent on doing something you want but never could seem to find the money. It's hidden in your convenience eating food bill! After you discover the joy of saving money by not buying convenience foods, you may want to consider cutting that budget even more.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|