Easy Way to Save – Pack a Lunch
How often do you buy lunch instead of making your own? Once a week? Every day? If we add up those daily purchases, you may be surprised at the cost per year.
Cost to buy your lunch every day:
There are about 250 work days per year.
A lunch at a café or restaurant runs about $6.00 to $15.00.
If you eat lunch out every day, you’re spending between $1,500 to $3,750 per year.
Now, let’s figure out how much it costs to make your own lunch.
Cost to brown-bag your lunch:
If you buy lunch meat, bread, and a bag of chips, it will cost you about $10 and last you the whole week.
$10 ÷ 5 working days = $2.00 per lunch
$2.00 x 250 working days = $500 per year
If you packed your lunch every day, you’d save between $1,000 to $3,250 every year!
Now, let’s say you put the money didn’t spend into a savings account every month.
$4.00 to $13.00 (money saved each day) x 20 working days = $80 to $260 per month.
If you put those dollars into an account that earns interest, the money you’ve saved is working even harder for you!
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