Restaurant dinners are fun, convenient, and way more relaxing than worrying about whipping up a home-cooked meal that will satisfy your whole family. But they're also costly. "If you spend $300 a month eating out and switch to a packed lunch or dinner at home once or twice a week, you'll save around $75 each month, or $900 a year," says Clare Levison, CPA, and author of Frugal Isn't Cheap.
Not ready to give up dining out? Take advantage of early-bird, mid-week, prix-fix, or late-night specials, purchase discounted gift cards from Restaurants.com, skip bottled water, BYOB, or try eating at the bar or having lunch instead of dinner at high-end restaurants. And if you makeRead More »from How to Save a Whopping $4,645 Next Year