As CEO of independent wealth management firm LexION Capital, I work to help people take control of their financial lives. I hope to help people reach a place where personal finance can be fun. When it comes to budgets, bills, and trying to save, that can sometimes feel like a tall order. However, all of us are capable of getting more from our money – it’s a matter of being savvy and resourceful.
An easy way to save substantially is to become a frugal gourmet: bring your own lunch rather than grabbing takeout or ordering in. This one simple switch can save you up to $2000 a year! Chances are, you’ll find yourself making healthier choices as well. When you cook at home, you know exactly what goes into your meal – portion, nutrition, and cost control, all in one! With a little planning, you can prep meals once a week that are easy to grab and go in the morning, like wraps, salads, and soups. Or, try making an extra large portion at dinner and saving half for the next day’s lunch.
Lunch out can eat up your budget. Instead, with a little planning and some creativity in the kitchen, the savings you whip up can go towards your nest egg, emergency fund, and investment account. Happy saving!