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It kind of makes me sick

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:15 AM
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We go out every Friday to our favorite Mexican restaurant. A group of other married couples join us and its just a way to get together and hang out. Our bill is usually around $50, and we leave a $10 tip. That's $60 once a week.. We could buy a good bit of groceries with that and it would last days. I grew up poor and when I think about how much money we spend on one meal it sort of makes me feel bad about myself. Anyone else feel the same?
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:18 AM

 We stopped eating out, for the most part, for just that reason.  The food is never as good as I can make it anyway.  Our couple friends now get together on Saturday nights for dinner at one of the homes.

KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM
I have a hard time spending money I feel isn't necessary. I didn't grow up poor.. I actually grew up wealthy.. But my mother grew up poor.. So she instilled in me her frugalness :)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:19 AM
We stopped going out for that reason.
chamamahaha
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM
Lucky
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macysmom
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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I think we should start doing at home dinners for friends. I think buying everyone a steak and potatoes would cost the same as just dinner for the 3 in my family.


Quoting Dzyre1115:

 We stopped eating out, for the most part, for just that reason.  The food is never as good as I can make it anyway.  Our couple friends now get together on Saturday nights for dinner at one of the homes.


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poohbearkfc
by Gold Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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My husband and I only go out about once a month for that reason.
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504bbymami
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM
No
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XXAdoramydearXX
by Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM
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No. I enjoy going out. I NEED to get out and talk with other adults about something other than children. To me that is money well spent on preserving my sanity.

lovevamp
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM
We try to have a date at least once a month if we have the extra funds. Sometime we have the money other time we don't
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by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Yes! We were eating out a couple times a week and when I added it up I was really horrified. We've put a stop to that. Once a month we go out to eat now, that way it's really a treat.

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