Here’s a pretty quick, but scary! mission to take the last month’s expenditures and review how much you spent on restaurants in that period. Information is power when it comes to money and this will be a learning experience. Log in to your bank account, and print out your last month’s transactions. Then, just go through with a highlighter and mark each transaction that counts as a restaurant – convenience store snacks, takeout pizza, dine in restaurant meals, drive thru coffee, and so on.
Then, add it all up. Absorb that number, and set a goal with your family to lower it. Try and beat your total by lowering it next month.