Sense makes dollars : going out for breakfast

@FayeHazel (19710)
United States
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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@moffittjc (45184)
• 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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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
25 Sep 16
I love that, Jeff. I agree - my tv is still the old box style. I simply don't watch tv enough to justify spending more in order to have the more trendy, new, thin style. lol, nice humour there too
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@Loverabbit (1306)
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
25 Sep 16
Haha that was a wise decision you made errmmm I basically wake up early and ask mom to cook saves me more this way
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
25 Sep 16
Lol -- my mom is a morning person too.
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• Zamboanga City, Philippines
25 Sep 16
@FayeHazel that's great maybe I gave you a tip to save already
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep 16
I have none. I'm terrible with money.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
25 Sep 16
Unfortunately I understand that. I am either really frugal or really spend crazy. Trying to find a happy medium
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
21 Oct
I use coupons, couponing apps like ibotta, mobisave, receipt hog and more to maximize my dollars.
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
22 Oct
Those are good hints. :-) My phone is too cheap to run most apps, it's sad. Maybe I shouldn't have skimped.
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
23 Oct
@FayeHazel I have an iphone. I can say that I have earned back in rebates more than what I spent on the iphone, so to me it was a very good investment.
• Preston, England
26 Sep 16
look for anything going free, and often just not going out
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@FayeHazel (19710)
• United States
26 Sep 16
So true. It seems most of my extra money goes on gas, going out to eat and other, small purchases a few dollars here or there....
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• Preston, England
27 Sep 16
@FayeHazel my outgoings are very heavy now i'm living alone
• United States
22 Feb 17
I usually skip breakfast, not my favorite, I do like McDonalds once in a while, I prefer the breakfast over the burgers.
@EddieHands (37808)
• United States
26 Sep 16
Yes I just have other people buy me McDoanld's Breakfast. So then I save money also!
@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
Money? What is that?
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 16
I'm not a morning person either. Being retired, I did all my saving when I was younger so that I don't have to worry about money now.
@5thHouse (1692)
• 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.
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
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.