Ok so I would not be much of a financial advisor if I did not practice what I preach. So from time to time I will include the “quick tips” section of my newsletter that will allow you to have some real-time, practical advice that you can use in your everyday life. This month’s Quick tip is: Keep it simple.

Ok, I get it. You are very busy and you do not have time to cook, cool. So instead you go out for a quick bite to eat spending 5 dollars here, 10 dollars there, and before it is all said and done you’ve spent a ton of money on food! A lot of us live fast paced lifestyles, but that does not mean you still can’t prepare some meals at home and save yourself the big bucks (and belly). You can’t always make the five course meal, so when life gets extra busy, just keep it simple. Lets take me for instance, this past week I was at the office until almost 11:30 every night (YIKES) so here’s what I did.

I picked up eggs, bacon, a bag of frozen Tilapia, chicken, mixed veggies and some fruit. COST = $45. In the morning I made a few egg whites and a few strips of bacon. I then prepared either baked Tilapia (which only takes 15 minutes while I am showering) or grilled chicken on the foreman grill. I steamed some veggies which only took minutes. I prepared enough for lunch and dinner and took it with me along with a a few servings of fruit. This was enough food for the entire day! Wake up a few minutes earlier and try to prepare your food for the day. Not only will it keep money in your pockets, but it will keep you healthy! Do the math, that’s breakfast, lunch and dinner for around 9 dollars a day, 5 days a week! Remember, tell your money where you want it to go, so you do not have to wonder where it went.