I have the luxury of being able to go home for lunch most days. On my way to and from work, I see crowds of people going to the different restaurants around my office. I also see a lot of people waiting for their takeout orders. Even before I could walk home for lunch, I was a proud member of the BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Club and limited myself to eating lunch at a restaurant to only twice a month. Packing my lunch is an easy way to save money.
Lunch around my office costs about $8, but it’s only about $2 for me to make lunch for myself.
Cost of Going Out for Lunch Everyday: Approximately $2000
Making My Own Lunch Everyday: Approximately $500
To save $1,500 a year, I’ll gladly make my own lunches! Sure, it takes a little advance planning to pack a lunch for work, but it’s pretty easy for anyone to make sandwich or heat up a Lean Cuisine. Are you part of the BYOL Club?