No matter how much money you save eating out, it almost always costs more than eating at home. It is also healthier to eat at home because you know exactly what is in your food. Nonetheless, my husband and I usually have a date night once a week that involves dinner and we take the kids out once or twice a month too.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with grabbing a bite out if you can afford it. This month, however, we are buying 1/4 of a cow, which will increase our grocery budget significantly. I was trying to think of ways to cut our budget and eating out came to mind. If we don’t eat out for a month it will give us a significant amount of money towards the purchase of the cow.
Inspired by Cyrstal’s No Spending Spree, I decided to challenge our family to eat at home for a month. We did this several years ago when we were getting out of debt and I was amazed at how much extra money we had at the end of the month. While we are definitely more disciplined now than we were years ago, it is still an easy way to save money.
Do you want to join me in this challenge? I’m sure you can save some money by eating at home for the next 30 days too! It won’t be too difficult if we encourage each other and maybe share some tips for getting food on the table at home.
Let me know if you’re with me!!!
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