Broke then Stop Eating Your Money.

My friend over at My new Choice is talking about how much you spend eating out.
He says to Stop Eating Your money!

My wife and I found our early on that by not eating out often, not ordering drinks and dessert would save us thousands each year. It has paid off and allowed us to not live off of credit.

From My new choice:

How much money do you budget each month towards eating away from home? Maybe I should first ask whether you are even following a budget or spending plan but the truth is that people are spending more and more on eating out.

He also pointed to some great stats:
:: In 1960, 21% of overall food dollars were spent on meals away from home.
:: In 2005, 44% of overall food dollars were spent on meals away from home.
:: In 2006, 24.1% of restaurant meals were ordered from the car.
:: In 1985, 23.6% of home-cooked meals included dessert.
:: In 2006, 14.6% of home-cooked meals included dessert.

This is a lot of money the normal family spends eating out. Do you find yourself waiting for the next paycheck to come? Do you live off credit cards as your way to survive? Then stop eating your money!