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Dave Says a Quick Fix is to Stop Eating Out

Robert 277 Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 2:49 PM
Hey gungy, the industry will not suffer one bit, I was making over 100 grand a year when I reitred 8 years ago, I very rarely ate out at lunchtime, I brown bagged it and when my wife and I did go out for dinner it was once or twice a month, now however because I was saving my money and paying everything off on time and not running up debt. but rather taking care of my family, now I'm retired and I can afford to eat out a few times a week and all because I was willing to make certain sacrifices and never became a burden on the other tax payers.
dtaylor944 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 10:49 AM
In Vietnam I asked a recruitment officer with 27 years in the army what he had to say for that and he said well it hasn't been all bad. Now since you deprived yourself you can go out to eat twice a week. Is that all there is?

Dear Dave,

When it comes to taking control of your money and living on a budget, what’s the biggest thing a family can live without?


Dear Will,

There are always the shiny things people can do without. Sometimes people sell a fancy car or boat and get rid of a $600-a-month payment right off the bat. But on a regular, day-to-day basis, I think maybe the biggest and best thing you can amputate from your life is eating out.

I love a good restaurant, and I’ve...