This is week five of the 52-week savings challenge series. Last week, GOBankingRates suggested you save $4 by eating a dollar menu hamburger over a premium option.
We’re now in the second month of the 52-week savings challenge. It’s week five, so you’ll save $5 this week, bringing your total savings up to $15. If you’re not already a vegetarian, our tip is ditch meat for a meal and opt for veggies or tofu instead.
Opting for Meatless Mondays or Tofu Tuesdays could save you over $200 annually, or easily $5 per meal depending on the meat you would have eaten. Take a stir-fry meal and compare the price of including one pound of sirloin, for $5.99, with 14 ounces of tofu, for $1.96. That’s $4 worth of savings.
But what if you planned to cook a more expensive meat, like salmon? Depending on the season and type, salmon can range from less than $8 to $16 per pound, not including the more rare variety. Your savings would go way up, maybe even helping you save for week six of the challenge.
Check back next week for another savings tip to help you stay on track for week six of the 52-week savings challenge.
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