I used to always pack my kids' lunches, secure in the idea that what I could give them was healthier than what they would get at school, and that it was saving us money, too. Wrong!
A lot of lunches get packed in our house. My three kids pack lunches for school and camp, and my husband packs one for work, too. After years of doing this, we've got a system, and it works pretty well for us.
When on my roadtrip, I came up with a list of money-saving tips for travel. These saved me time and time again ....
The best deals I got were often on the hotel's website, which would advertise some last-minute or summer special. On one occasion (for a hotel in Las Vegas), I mentioned that I'd found a lower price on TravelWorm.com, and the hotel said they would match it after verification. That saved $40 a night.