I know people who try to convince themselves that they can buy lunch every day for less than they would spend if they brought a packed lunch to work. This kind of faulty thinking may be the reason why these same people complain that they don’t make enough money to save any. Eating out for lunch day after day is expensive. Here, let me do the math: $15 x 5 days = $75 x 50 weeks = $3,750 per year. This is just a quick estimate.
If you can cut that number in half by bringing your own lunch to work, you’ll still have $1,875 left in your savings account. However, I’m sure that with the right motivation (money in the bank is great), you can do better than that.