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Bringing lunch to work is a smart and healthy way to save money: Scorgie

For its 10th challenge, Metro's Small Changes, Big Win series gets you to save by staying in for lunch.

Bringing your own lunch to work is a great way to save money and manage your caloric intake.

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Bringing your own lunch to work is a great way to save money and manage your caloric intake.

Small changes to the way you spend can add up. Metro financial guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie pulls together weekly tips that will add a minimum of $10 to your savings. Ready to watch your money grow? Check out this week’s tip.

Week 10: Make your lunch

How It Works: We definitely understand that feeling when you’re at your desk and your stomach is growling. When the clock strikes 12:30 p.m. one of your co-workers announces that it’s time to head out to buy lunch. You oblige, because you’re hungry and you don’t want to miss out on the social outing. $10 later, you’re mowing down a delicious sandwich and soda. Later in the month you log into your online banking and realize just how much of your hard-earned money you’ve ingested. Making lunch is a great way to save money and manage your caloric intake. The costs will average $5 per meal. If you’re scared to miss out on the social connections with your colleagues, go with them for the stroll, then bust out all of your home-made deliciousness when you’re back at your desk.

Take Action: Make your lunch for one whole week. Then eTransfer $25 into your savings account.

Meal Inspiration: If you’re stumped for recipes, we love POPSUGAR’s $5 Meals. If you love the result, make your lunch all the time.

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