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The Skinny on Dining Out

Who doesn’t want a perfect evening out, away from the kitchen and the mass of dishes? Most Americans love dining out, but even those who can afford the luxury are finally beginning to cut back from restaurant fare in an effort save cash and stay healthy. And while it’s always a temptation as a busy mom to stop in and grab dinner to go – let’s take a look at what you’re really getting when dining out….

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Learning Smart Spending Habits

Many of us as busy moms have gotten so darn busy that we don’t have time to really notice where some of our spending habits have gotten off track. Things like dining out a few times a week, or that extra latte each afternoon, can really add up. Between getting the kids to soccer practice, getting dinner on the table, and getting the cheerios out of your hair…. it’s hard to keep track of everything you have going on. If you’re in need of a little extra help staying on track financial – check out my two favorite solutions:

Daily Worth

Daily Worth

Daily Worth is a super smart daily email with a few easy to follow financial tips targeted at busy women like ourselves. From which fashions to buy this summer to take you into fall, to the best ways to save on salon hair care services – you’ll find great tips to look fab without overspending.



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