Sense makes dollars : going out for breakfast
By Faye Hazel
September 25, 2016 9:44am CST
I am not a morning person. Not even a little. So on days where I need to be up early I "bribe" myself with the promise of McBreakfast. Yes, I know that is pathetic. See, I hate cooking breakfast - I don't know why - breakfast food isn't that difficult, but then maybe it's to do with the "I'm not a morning person" thing. Today I had out of town plans - however those got cancelled due to rain. But I was up early anyway. So I thought "why not treat myself to breakfast, all the same?". And then I re-thought. Even though my "McBreakfast" comes from McDonalds - going out to eat, even at inexpensive places, counts up on the wallet and on the waistline. So I contented myself to make breakfast at home. I know it is a lot cheaper and healthier to boot. What are your money saving practices? Photo taken by me
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• Gainesville, Florida
25 Sep 16
My money saving practices are to be content with what I have, and not always play the "keep up with the Jones'" game. I don't need a big fancy house, or a big fancy car, or the latest fashion trends, or the $500 Yeti cooler! lol I like to keep my life simple. There's pleasure in the small things! Besides, my $400 Yeti cooler works just as good as the $500 model! Haha, just kidding, the $3.99 styrofoam cooler from the local convenience store works just fine for me!
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• Sheffield, England
25 Sep 16
The most significant money-saving thing we ever did was cut down the number of times we ate out. We used to eat out several times a week. This was mainly when we were both working outside the home with a longish commute and sometimes we were just too tired to start thinking about cooking when we got in. So we would eat out or get a takeaway. Now that I work from home, it's easier for me to prefer tasty meals at home. Not only do we save money but I think we actually enjoy them more. It's made me more adventurous with my cooking and I enjoy looking for new recipes to try at home. We still eat out occasionally, but I'm so glad we broke the habit. It saved us so much each month.
25 Sep 16
Before I purchase anything I ask myself if I really need it and I never buy anything on impulse. I pack my lunch for work rather then go out and buy it like so many people do. I have breakfast at home and take a thermos of coffee with me to the office instead of buying coffee at a local coffee shop.