I was just looking at our bank account for the last month. Our budget is a paltry $150 per month for eating out. In May we spent $344.46! Talk about blowing the budget. My wife and I have been discussing our budget and thinking about increasing this category.
I have a love/hate relationship with eating out. On the one hand I love it for the convenience and the fact that the five of us can talk while someone else fixes our food. We also frequent a little Mexican restaurant that is relatively inexpensive. Then there’s the thoughts that eating out is a complete waste of money. I mean once you have eaten the meal, that money is gone. You can’t get it back.
That said, we will most likely increase our budget for eating out from the current $150 per month to $200 – $250 per month, which sounds like a lot but with a family of 5, eating out isn’t exactly “cheap”. Of course, I could make the meal cheaper if I didn’t order beer. But, you can’t eat Mexican food without Negra Modelo, the BEST beer on the planet!
This leads me to the Question of the Day: