Yesterday, I shared some quick quotations from celebrities about managing money. I liked what several of them had to say, but I’m focusing on Meg Tilly. Here’s part of what she said regarding her life after appearing in Fame.
When I danced in “Fame” that was more money than I’d ever seen. It was like, “Holy cow!” I saved most of it, but I did splurge a little. If we had a really long day shoot where we were dancing on concrete all day, I would go to a Chinese takeout and get beef with broccoli — and that would last for several dinners. Otherwise, I would get a big chicken and make a big soup out of it, and that would last me for a week. That’s how I kept my expenses down in New York.
Her comment about Chinese takeout rings true. I often do this. One combination dinner is not expensive and it usually lasts two to three days. The meal includes a main dish like chicken or beef accompanied by pork fried rice, an eggroll, and soup. I wouldn’t say it’s the most frugal dining choice, but it is very tasty, even on the second or third night. Just remember to reheat the dinner in the oven, not the microwave.
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