Learning To Eat Cheaply While In Debt
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Learning to Eat Cheaply While In Debt

Other than rent there are few payments that need to be made in a month that adds up to a lot of money. Food is one of those larger expenditures simply because humans must consume food every day in order to survive. In fact, many people in the world spend a large portion of their income on food in order to survive. Nonetheless, there are ways in which you can eat cheaply and reap the rewards of nature’s bounty. Below we have offered a brief explanation about how you can learn to eat cheaply.

Avoid the Expensive Restaurants

One of the biggest problems that people face is eating at restaurants rather than cooking for themselves. Restaurants can get extremely expensive and the reason is that you are paying for the labor it takes to cook it. Most of the time, the ingredients are only a small fraction of the overall cost of the meal. Instead of spending money on having other people cook the food for you, do it yourself.

You can eat quite well if you just dedicate yourself to cooking rather than ordering out all the time. This might take a bit of learning and getting used to, but many people do it with great success.

Eating a Lean Diet and Maintaining Finances

Another way to save a lot of money is to eat a leaner diet. Cut out as much meat as you can and replace the beef with a nice fish fillet. Then eat a lot more fruits and vegetables. Not only will you be a lot healthier than before, but you will also save a lot of money on groceries. Cut out all the snack and junk food items and you will save even more money.

Maintaining proper finances is also important for saving money. You have to know how much you are spending as a percentage of your total income if you ever want to scale back. Make sure you keep a log about how much money you are spending on groceries every month and that will make it much easier for you to keep track of what it is you spend. Also, if you have debts that need paying off, then you should be even more sparing with your food budget. Many people get stuck getting payday loans to make ends meet during a financial crisis. If you find yourself in this situation get some payday loan debt help and find a specialist to help with payday loan consolidation so that you can spend less time worrying about debt and more time on food.


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john bond  

great article david

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  about 5 years ago

We hardly ever eat out, but that is very good advice. also you can learn to cook meals by getting cook books at the library for free.

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  about 6 years ago

Saving money and shopping wisely is not that difficult. For example, I buy those big 42 oz. containers of oatmeal and eat that for breakfast most of the time. Believe it or not, oatmeal lowers cholesterol and is actually VERY good for you! The large chain-store brand container lasts me about three weeks and costs roughly $2.69. I do occasionally treat myself to eggs and sausage or cold cereal, just to prevent gagging. :-)

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  about 6 years ago

Eating out should be a treat not the norm.. well it is for most people anyway. I like to shop at the local market for fresh fruit and veg and can usually haggle with the seller for extra produce. Even an extra apple or banana saves money. Another tip is not to buy too much fresh produce at the one time but enough to last only a few days or store it properly to preserve it. I hate waste and nothing goes off quicker than fresh veg stored at too warm a temperature.

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  about 6 years ago

I live in california and am surprised at how cheap fruit and vegetables are. I know it's not the same everywhere, but I can buy a banana for like 50 cents, and a head of lettuce is 99 cents I think. Some exotic stuff gets expensive, but if you think in terms of meals, the most expensive stuff I buy is always canned foods. A can of soup is like $3, plus whatever else is going to cost you $5-$10 per meal. Have some fruit and veggies for breakfast/lunch and you could be spending less than $5 per meal.

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  about 6 years ago
Leonardo2  

Nice article and very straightforward and practical advise. It is really true that we are spending much with things we don't really need. Cooking your own food is the best. It is also a skill that is enjoyable to learn. second is cutting down on meat and replace them with fish fillets and vegetable, this will keep us healthy and save us a lot of money. thanks a lot for this artilce...cheers!

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  about 6 years ago

Hi Leonardo, I love to cook and learning new recipes is part of the fun too!

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  about 6 years ago
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