Monday, December 5th, 2011
People who complain about not having enough money to enjoy life are often guilty of spending their money on things that aren’t important to them but which make them feel good for a few brief moments. The classic example of this is money spent on takeaway food and drink, especially lunches and coffee breaks at work.
If you spend $10 a day on lunch, that’s $50 a week. If you ‘brown bag’ your lunch and instead invest $50 a week for a return of 3% per annum compounded, here’s what you can do:
I am reliably informed by several ‘brown baggers’ that the best way to take care of work lunches is to cook extra for your evening meal and serve it into a container that you can freeze or refrigerate for the next day or later. If you don’t have a microwave at work, stock up on easy to prepare cold food that won’t go soggy if prepared the night before. Do a quick internet search for ideas for lunches that taste good and help you save to enjoy life.
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