How Much Can You Save by Bringing Your Own Lunch Food to Work?
Joyce Park stashed this in Saving money
When I was actively losing weight, I brought my lunches and snacks every day. Actually the biggest problem I had was the smell of the food... especially because my go-to foods were salmon and hard-boiled eggs :/
Same here, but I am lucky enough to live close to work so I just run home* for lunch. WHERE I CAN EAT SMELLY FOODS (and obsessively brush my teeth afterwards).
*My dogs enjoy the mid-day interlude.
Smelliness aside, looks like we can save a lot of money by preparing our own lunches.
According to Forbes, the average American spends $936 annually on store-bought lunches alone.
[And if you include all cost factors and prepare your own lunches...]
Total Monthly Savings on Lunch: $100 to $200 or more
Total Yearly Savings: $1,200 to $2,400 or more
Nutritional gains, priceless.
Well, yes. The nutritional benefits far outweigh the dollar costs.
If you need a new job -- especially after age 50 -- you will regret saving money by eating lunches at your desk or home.
Ok, new rule: Bring lunch in so you can eat with a friend.