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Finance Fridays: Work lunch

While you can't avoid spending money on a business lunch with a client or prospective client, you can save money on making your lunch at work every other day. Below is the strategy I use to avoid spending $20 to $50 per week on restaurant lunches.





At work in the fridge, keep a lunch box, like this one from California Innovations that I purchased at Kroger. Inside, store mayo, lunch meat, cheese, cream cheese, and anything else you need to create your meal at work. I also like mason jars filled with lettuce and toppings for a great salad. I keep cream cheese for my morning bagel too!
In your desk, keep a bag of bread and chips or crackers. I keep pretzels in a plastic storage container in my desk drawer. This is much cheaper than the $1 tiny bags of chips in the vending machine. My bread bag, as I call it, also has a bag of bagels for those hurried mornings that I miss cereal at home and can't be late to work. Knowing that I have something waiting for me is a big help.
Lastly, don…