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Ok, so if you ever wondered if it’s worth it to bring your lunch to work, checkout a Bankrate.com calculator that does the heavy lifting for you.

If you spent $6.50 per day on eating lunch out instead of a $3 bag lunch, you could save thousands in the next few years!

Food for thought, no?

Here are some lunch ideas.

Do you bring your lunch to work? If so, what do you bring? Stir-fry works really nicely!

Source: The Frugalista Files – Frugalista Files by Natalie McNeal is The Karen Vaughn Book Club selection for February 2011.