This CNN article may be about packing healthy lunches for your kids, but I think there are good tips for all of us. Keep in mind that brown-bagging it to work is usually healthier than buying lunch and can save you a lot of money.
Here’s a quick example: if you stop spending $5 for lunch 3 times a week for 50 weeks, that’s $750 you could save and invest in a year. If you parked that $750 in a 5-year CD at 4.65% interest, which was the highest yield on Bankrate.com this morning, you’d have $946 for doing nothing. And that’s a conservative estimate – most lunches are probably closer to $10, and most people work 5 days a week!