One sure fire way to spend a lot of money is to eat out and not make your own lunch for work. It certainly eats into the funds as I?ve been spending at least £3 a day on a baguette and a drink, which adds up to £15 a week, and therefore at least £60 a month. I say at least because there are times when I may have a hot meal and spend more.
It really is too easy to fritter it away. I don?t mind the amount I?m spending on the house as I can see where it?s all going, where as the money spend on lunch at work is something which could be reduced. I can also apply the same theory to alcohol and going to the pub which is wasted money when I have beers at home.
I am now taking steps (again) to lower my outgoings. I?m a pretty good cook and I enjoy cooking, so last night I made a big lasagne for dinner and then took a slice to work with me. Easy, and definitely cheaper than buying lunch at work. It also means I have got lasagne for dinner tonight! When I finally move into the new house then I?ll see about freezing food as I?ll be cooking for one.
As you can see from the photo I didn?t have much in the way of salad at home so celery, onion, and a tomato will have to do.
It should also be a bit healthier for me too as I know that the shop bought rolls and sandwiches have a lot of salt and fat in them. If I am willing to waste time filling in surveys to get a few quid then doing this will actually save me even more money.