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90-Second Financial Fix

Balance your budget — with lunch

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

Editor's note: We're bringing back this popular story from our archives because finding ways to balance your budget is always current.

Setting and sticking to a budget is a good way to see where your money goes, but tracking every little thing can be daunting.

That’s one reason many people give up on their budgets. It’s easier to stick to a plan if you start small, say, with lunch. You might be surprised at just how much people spend on this mid-day meal.

Making a few key changes can save you big money and you won’t go hungry, either.

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