One reason why so many people resist making a household budget is that they think they'll have to give up on simple pleasures like going to restaurants. But the better, more realistic approach is to let yourself spend some money on things like eating out while doing what you can to get the best value. That way, as the saying goes, you can have your cake and eat it too.
Here are some easy ways you can make your eating-out dollars go further -- simple tips to help you cut your dining bill while still providing the experience you crave.
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