Every time I do a summer internship, I lose my mind and start eating out every day. Then about halfway through the summer, I realize I have no money saved up, only fond memories of that taco truck down the street.
Cost of eating out:
Lunch: ($8.00/day) = $56.00/week
Dinner: ($12.00/day) = $84.00/week
Lunch: $2,680/year (365 minus 30 days of not eating out)
Total: $6,700.00/year GOOD GOD
After I wept for 3 days, I went to the grocery store and started cooking a little bit for myself. A month later, I ran the analysis and discovered that, for me, cooking is 1/10 the cost of eating out.