Packing a Lunch
Several of the people where I volunteer go pick up something for lunch. They will either get in their cars and drive to a restaurant or walk to one close to our office. I joined them a couple of times, but after a while, I realized that it would be so much less expensive to pack my own lunch. Sure I have to go to the grocery store more often, but a less than $5 lunch beats their $10 lunch any day. Sure many places advertise lunch specials for under $15, some even advertise for less than $10, but that is not including tip (if applicable) and many times does not include a drink. Also, the food I make for lunch is much healthier than what I could get while eating out. So I am doing myself two favors by packing my own lunch—looking out for my health and my pocketbook.