I NEED TO SAY I AM MORTIFIED BY THIS POST.
I heard somewhere the other day about a "going out to eat" jar. It made me think. There are so many days I say, oh I just don't feel like cooking lets grab dinner, breakfast out. Sometimes we just run up the road and grab a burger or taco those nights run us about $30.00. Other nights we will be out and do a sit down nice dinner, those run us about $60.00. Even these two figures are shocking that's almost $100.00 in 2 dinners. Some mornings I'll feel like bacon eggs and hash browns, so well head out for breakfast, also costing us $40.00.
Last night I finally had the nerve to sit down and look at the bank statements. I looked at the 2 I see online dated from Jan 14th to Feb 22. I added up all the eat out food purchases. And our total was $628.87. I know that is HORRIBLE. To think that is just days over 1 month, we have been eating like that for years, in 1 year we have been spending $7536.00 give or take. I mean that's $3885.00 for the Bahamas and $3761.00 for Disney World. Two extravagant vacations. It is also 9 van payments at $780. each.
We too started our eat out jar, last night. We started with $40.00 now we just have to decided on how much and when to add money.
Does anyone have an "eat-out plan"??
I need to check out Dave Ramsey, I have heard his plans work wonders. If we are spending that much on food out I can only imagine what some of our other spending adds up to.
Rachel and Family