Packed lunch

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You're Probably Spending Waaaay More Money Than You Realize
The average American spends $18 a week—almost $1,000 a year—on lunch out. Cool (and subsidized!) cafeterias and Wheel of Lunch spinner notwithstanding, if you're looking to save money, you're better off bringing your own lunch and putting the cash toward better-for-you (and often better-tasting) homemade lunches.