ICFE eNEWS #14-13 - Augist 25th 2014
10 Tips To Eating Out More Affordably
By Jim Garnett, a/k/a Ask Mr.G, a member of the ICFE's Board
of Educational Advisors
- Look for "Kids Night" deals. Many
restaurants offer a special night where kids under 12 eat
free or at a greatly reduced price.
- Share a large entree. Most meal
portions in restaurants are substantially larger than what
we are used to at home. Two people could easily share a
portion and neither leave hungry. This would be good for our
waistlines and our billfolds.
- Coupon shop. Many restaurants
advertise extensively with "buy one, get the second half
price" coupons online and in the mail. If you are looking
for them, you will not have trouble seeing them.
- Occasionally go fast food. Couples and
families find they can have just as much fun without table
clothes and two forks.
- Eat slowly and enjoy the moment. How
often have we "gone out to relax" and hurried through the
- Order something hot to drink. Sipping
a hot drink before and after the meal not only relaxes us,
it helps fill us up!
- Eliminate alcoholic beverages,
appetizers and desserts. Most of these are at least 50% the
cost of an entree.
- Go only for appetizers or desserts.
- Drink water or water with lemon for
- Try one meal for the entire family,
i.e., pizza, instead of each person getting a separate meal.
Jim Garnett. The information on this site should be understood
to be a general discussion of the subject matter and DOES NOT
constitute a legal opinion about the situation. For further
information please consult a qualified attorney.
© Jim Garnett, The Debt Doctor
AskMrG Consulting, LLC
2216 SW 35th Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
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About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.