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Oct 13

Lunch Cost Report

Headed out to grab a bite for lunch today? Chances are, you’ll spend about $10, and eat out at least once more this week.

That’s according to a new survey from Visa, which found that Americans eat lunch out two times per week on average and spend an average of $18 a week on such outings.

Fleshed out over a year, that’s an average of $936 annually that Americans spend on going out to lunch, Visa found.

Women tend to be a bit less spendthrift when it comes to eating out for lunch, spending just under $15 per week. Men, on the other hand, spend an average of $21 a week on eating out for lunch — a whopping 44 percent more than women.

Men also eat out more often than women: two times a week versus 1.6 times.

Though the survey did not break down lunch by state, it did by region, and the South loves eating lunch out. Southerners eat out an average of twice a week at an average weekly spend of $20.

The West is right behind, averaging 1.8 lunch outings a week, followed by the Midwest (1.7 times a week) and the Northeast (1.5 times a week). Considering those folks in the Northeast spend the most on average when they go out for lunch ($11.40 an outing), it’s no wonder they brown bag it more than other parts of the country.

Visa also found that the younger you are, the more often you eat out for lunch each week. Millennials, those aged 18 to 34, eat lunch out an average of 2.3 times a week, followed closely by those Gen Xers (35-49) who lunch out 2.1 times a week.

Perhaps most troubling, the less money you make the more you spend on lunch, according to Visa’s survey. Those who earn less than $25,000 spend an average of $11.70 on lunch out. Americans who earn $50,000 to $74,900 a year spend the least when they eat out for lunch ($9.20).

See an infographic of the survey’s results here.


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Feb 13

Closed For Presidents Day Feb. 18th 2013

Hello All,

I wanted to let everyone know that we will be closed Monday Feb. 18th for Presidents day to commemorate the past and present fathers of this great nation.  We will be back in the office starting at 8:30 AM on Tuesday Feb. 19th.  If you have any questions while we are away feel free to contact our service center at 1-877-262-0247.

Thanks, and have a great rest of the week.

Jason Bentley

www.TheBentleyAgency.com

704-857-9512


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Feb 13

Looking For A Spanish Speaking Agent!!

Hello to all my friends, clients, and anyone that keeps up with my blog.

I am in need of your assistance in finding a bilingual speaking individual that would like to work in the insurance business.  I am looking for a sales associate that enjoys meeting people and to have an endless potential in their income through an aggressive commission structure.  My office is continually growing and will need to fill this position shortly.  If you know of anyone, please feel free to give them my information.  They can contact me at my office anytime at 704-857-9512, or by email at thebentley1_agency@nwagent.com

Thanks,

Jason Bentley

www.TheBentleyAgency.com

704-857-9512