Would You Pack Your Lunch for $1.2 Million?

Buying lunch every workday might cost you a lot more than you think in retirement savings over the course of your career.

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It's easy to eat lunch out. It's convenient. It's a nice break from work, and, boy, is it delicious. And how much does it cost? Not much at all. "Just a few dollars." Well, that's what marketers want you to think. The marketing industry spends its life convincing you that it's just "a few dollars" to enjoy a great lunch out. The reality is, it costs you much, much more. Let's take a look at exactly how much.

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Dave Lopez, Investment Advisor Representative (IAR)
Founder, ILG Financial, LLC

Dave Lopez is the Founder of ILG Financial, which has been in business for over 11 years and he has built out hundreds of Retirement Plans. Dave is a Fiduciary Investment Advisory and holds a Life, Long Term Care, and Annuity License. He has his own radio show, "Retire Your Way with Dave Lopez," currently available as a podcast. He is also a best-selling co-author of the Amazon book "Mama's Secret Recipe for Retirement Success" with Jack Canfield and has been featured in many finance periodicals.