Sometimes the best ways to save depends on the number of people involved. That is the question that a single reader has about the cost of food:
I’m single male and I keep reading that it’s less expensive to cook your own food. I would love to save money, but I find that it is almost always cheaper to buy prepared food. What am I doing wrong and am I missing something? Is the advice only meant for those with families and not for a single person living on his own? What is the best way for somebody who is single to save money while still preparing nutritionally balanced meals?
For someone who isn’t cooking for a number of people, it is certainly more difficult to save money on a per meal basis than someone cooking for a family. What advice would you give to singles living on their own that want to save money and are prepared meals an option for saving money for people in this situation?