How much for a sandwich? Try $90,000 in lost savings


By Adam Shell

That ham-and-cheese, bag of chips and diet soda you bought for lunch during work is no big deal, right? It’s just $11. Nothing more than a rounding error in your personal finances.

Or is it?

Let’s phrase the question another way: Is eating lunch out two times a week worth losing out on a potential investment windfall of $88,000?

Turns out the average American forks over $11.14 twice a week for lunch, according to a Visa survey, but if they skipped that meal and redirected the $1,043 spent each year into an investment account earning 6%, they would have an estimated savings of $88,500 thirty years later.

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Arnaldo Rodgers is an educated Psychologist and works as a Elementary grade teacher and counselor. He is also editor of Veterans News Now and reports on all issues related to U.S. Veterans.

He is dedicated to excellence and making sure all Veterans get the news they need to make sure their lives are of the highest standards possible.

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