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Save Money On Your Meals

Jul 18, 2008
We need to have three meals a day. It seems that there are not much ways for you to save money on your meals. However, this is not quite true. Your spending on your meals can be very flexible and there are a lot of ways for you to save money on them.

In fact, you may spend something like $15 to $20 a day on your meals. This is not a small amount of money. Of course you people may spend less than $15 dollars a day. However, this does not mean that you do not need to learn to save money on your meals. Sometimes you will be just wasting your money if you do try to save money on your meals.

The first thing you need to do is of course to compare the prices when you shop. There are two steps you need to do when you are comparing the prices. The first is that you need to compare the prices of the same item in different shops. As you may probably know, the price of an item may vary a lot in different shops. The second step is to compare the prices of the same kind of products which are of different brands. In most cases famous brands will be more expensive. However, a fact you must realize is that products of less famous brands do not mean that they are of lower quality.

Another thing is that, meat is usually more expensive than vegetables and fruits. As a result, you should try to avoid having meat in some of your meals. Some people will think that it is totally impossible. Yes you may think that it is impossible for you to have a meal without meat. However, the truth is that you can save some money by having meals without meat. As a result, you should learn to have some meals which are meat free.

One last thing is that, you should minimize the number of times you eat out. Of course it may not hurt your wallet if you only eat out once a month. However, dining out twice a week will certainly make you spend a lot of money on your meals. You should try to cook yourself whenever possible. You will also need to learn to cook healthily. For example, you should use less oil when you cook. This will on one hand help you save money since you use less and on the other hand make your meal healthier!
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