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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

  1. Look for "Kids Night" deals. Many restaurants offer a special night where kids under 12 eat free or at a greatly reduced price.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Occasionally go fast food. Couples and families find they can have just as much fun without table clothes and two forks.
  5. Eat slowly and enjoy the moment. How often have we "gone out to relax" and hurried through the meal?
  6. Order something hot to drink. Sipping a hot drink before and after the meal not only relaxes us, it helps fill us up!
  7. Eliminate alcoholic beverages, appetizers and desserts. Most of these are at least 50% the cost of an entree.
  8. Go only for appetizers or desserts.
  9. Drink water or water with lemon for your beverage.
  10. 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.

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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.

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