3 Easy Ways to Save Money Dining Out

Freda A. Nix

Going out to eat is fun, and is a real treat, but many times the cost is much more than what you could make the same meal for at home. True, you have someone else to do the preparation and the emenu restaurant dishes, but the tradeoff is money, sometimes lots of it. I understand that restaurants are in the business to make money, they have costs, etc., but when you need to watch your outflow of money, here are some things to keep in mind.

Just by rough calculation, a dinner of grilled fish, rice and steamed vegetables that costs you $14.95 at a restaurant can be made at home for about one-third to one-fourth the price. That means that same grilled fish dinner costs you about $2-$3 at home. Multiply that price by the number of people at your table, and you will see that the savings add … Read More