Stop Doing This One Thing And You Could Save Over $1000 A Month
Save $1000 A Month
Are you looking to save more money each month? If you stop doing this one thing you could save more money each month and possibly save $1000 a month if not more.
Everything adds up $5 here and $10 there. If you aren’t watching your spending or keeping a budget you could be overspending.
Before you know it you are spending $150 a week and $600 a month on extras. And wondering where all your money went.
What is one thing that most people could cut out and save a huge amount of cash? I am talking about eating out, drive thru pick up, coffee runs, breakfast on the go. Do you realize how much you are actually spending on eating out during the month?
Ways To Save Money Each Week
Let’s break it down. If you get coffee Monday to Friday and it costs you $5 a day, by the end of the week you’ve spent $25 on coffee in a month that is $100.
Saving Money On Lunch
If you go out for lunch everyday of the week instead of cooking your midday meal and each one costs you $15 including drinks you have spent $105 in a week.
Week after week that adds up to $420 in lunches for a month.
Cost Of Eating Out
Do you and your family or friends do Friday night dinners or Sunday brunch buffets? Let’s round it and say you spend $100 for a meal for four.
Multiply that by the month and you have spent $400 eating out one night a week for a month. Or double it if you eat out twice a week as a group.
It truly does add up.
How To Save Money On Coffee
You could be saving $100 a month or more depending on how much coffee you drink by making it at home and using a travel mug.
I was given the best coffee lover gift a few years ago and it saves me so much money. Do you love lattes? Buy a milk frother!
We have this one. It will steam, whip, froth and make the perfect creamy latte milk from nut milks and regular milks. Top the coffee of your choice and enjoy. Plus it’s great on the go.
How To Save Money On Lunch
Skip the lunch out and bring leftovers from home. Sick of sandwiches? Try this oven lunch box, my husband has it and enjoys steamy hot soups, lasagna and so much more in a matter of minutes.
Save the $420+ in lunch meals for the month and start cooking at home.
How To Save Money On Dining Out
Eating out as a family is a great activity and a treat for whoever regularly cooks. But when you add up eating out more than once a week as a family you could be looking at a monthly bill of $800.
Save the money, put it toward a vacation and start meal planning.
It’s always better if someone else makes it. My husband likes to say bagels always taste better when someone else makes it and so does his evening coffee. And I have to agree.
It is always nice to treat yourself and enjoy a good latte or a nice meal. But it is way cheaper to ask your spouse to make it. Or to make it yourself.
In our house we take turns cooking or making coffee or treats, that way the other feels “taken care of”. Something as simple as coffee ready before you walk out the door to work can change the day.
Home cooking is the way to save money. You can save up to and over $1000 a month by cooking meals at home.
Now of course this is a large amount and accounting for someone who has coffee out every morning and grabs lunch with his/her coworkers everyday.
Add in a few dinners out a week and yes you could truly add up to spending $1000 on dining out a month.
Dinner In Minutes
Invest in appliances that make you want to cook from home. I got the must have Instant Pot recently and I wonder why I didn’t buy it sooner.
I love this appliance and it makes my life so much easier. Dinner is on the table in minutes.
Meal plans save both time and money. The easiest way to create a workable meal plan is to write down 10 of your family’s favorite meals.
Add in two nights for soup and sandwich rush to activities meals and two nights to try something new, or a few nights for leftovers.
Now you have your meal ideas, write up your grocery list, check and see what ingredients you have. Cross reference your list with the store sales and your Rakuten money savings app.
Write the meals on the calendar and you have a simple and easy meal plan to follow. If you are looking for new meal ideas checkout this out.
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Updated June 2, 2021