Good list, but I would add an 11th item: any kinds of drinks in restaurants.
And most of them are terrible for your health. If you really need energy from
sugar at a meal, just ask for plain water and add 18 packets of sugar to it. No
charge, and you get the equivalent of a soft drink. But be sure to ask for
"plain water," or you might get $5 imported mineral water in a souvenir
I guess I am smarter, or at least cheaper, than I thought I was. I don't
do any of the ten things listed. I would add my own 11th. Never buy
a new car. Always buy a good used one and let someone else pay the high initial
How about going out to lunch at work every day? About 95% of the time I bring a
lunch. Meanwhile many go out almost every day and it costs them $6-$12 a day.
That is an expensive habit!!!Make a sandwich or bring some leftovers
instead of throwing them out when they go bad.
I agree on everything except for the appetizers. At some restaurants, I've
found that some appetizers are better than the main dish. Plus it's a bit
easier to be adventurous with choosing an unfamiliar appetizer because they
usually cost less than main dishes. I definitely wouldn't recommend it
every time though.I definitely agree with other commenters about
eating out to lunch. That can get so expensive.
I can be as needy as the next guy. But if I don't see it I don't need
it. Out of site out of mind.