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One thing that a lot of us love to do more than about anything is to eat. We love to eat and we love to eat a lot. It's definitely easier, too, to walk into aand let them do all the cooking and cleaning – we just eat it and leave. Love it.
The problem, however, is that it costs a lot more to eat out than it would to eat a home-cooked meal. Saving money starts when you make some sensible solutions about your money. If you are not able to set some money aside for important things, and some long-range things, then it is time to make those decisions.
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Start with your eating habits. The U.S. Department of Labor says that the average American family of four spends about $710 per month on food costs! Certainly this figure could be reduced considerably simply be eating out less.
To be able to save money on food, Kiplinger.com suggests that you start by cooking more at home. When buying food for your own family, most people will not buy the more expensive food they get in a restaurant – which can mean considerable savings. In addition, it is suggested that you go to the store less often, too, because most people buy up to more than 54% of what they intended to buy when they go.
Saving money is not complex. It simply involves watching where we spend it first – then redirecting some of it where we want it to go.
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