You Waste A Lot of Money Ordering Out
We are an age of people who would rather order out dinner than go home and cook it. So how much money are you throwing away?
There was a study done by "Forbes" magazine and they say it's about 5 times what it would cost you to make it yourself.
On average a dinner at a restaurant runs about $20.37, which includes a delivery fee. If you made the same thing at home it would run you about $4.31. So that is a whopping $16 difference. Which is A LOT!
So think about this....if you order delivery just 3 times I week, it will cost you about $48 more a week than cooking at home. That math comes out to about $200 a month, and that is for just one person.
According to the study the food with the biggest markups include spaghetti with meat sauce, $21 compared to about $3 at home. Another huge markup is chicken wings, $20 compared to close to $2 per person if you take the time to make them at home.
It's nice to order out every once in a while....but try to cut it down to maybe once a week. Make it a reward for a hard week of work. Your wallet and your health will thank you.