We all have busy, crazy lives and eating out helps save some time while we’re running around but it can add up fast.  When I work with clients and they are trying to save money, one of the first tips I give them is to not order a beverage when they eat out.  Order water instead. Yes, Yes, water!  It’s good for you and you’d be surprised at how much you can save by changing one small thing.  A non-alcoholic beverage can run around $2.99 and alcoholic much more.  On average,  Americans eat about 18 meals out and for a family of 4 that means you spend $215 a month or $2,500 a year.  If you switch to water you could save $215 a month or $2,500.  That is awesome!  So start drinking water and starting saving money!