I’m starting a series on different ways that we, as a family, have learned to stretch the dollar. This is the first of many to come.
The hope is that I can be of help to someone and, through comments and replies, learn from you as well. So please feel free to leave a comment with your own tips and at some point, with your permission, I would like to compile all the tips together in one resource to share with everyone.
Tip # 1: When dining out drink water
As a family, and even as an individual, going out to eat can be expensive.
One way that we have saved a lot of money through the years is by ordering water to drink.
Restaurant sodas are typically $2 or $3 a piece and for a family of 5 that adds up to about $15 per meal.
Multiply that number by how many times you go out to eat per week, month or year and figure the math.
It will add up to a pretty large sum of cash that could be used better.
It was not easy for our kids to accept at first, but in time they have learned to actually prefer water over soda. If your kids are used to drinking sodas then this will be a tough adjustment for them. Make sure you order for them and hang tough.
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