Average Down Fine Dining!

January 18, 2011|By David Lester
The number one reason I write my books, articles, and blogs is to show everyone how that they can harness the power of money to live their ultimate life.  Money saved on something that isn’t important to you can be spent on something that is very important to you.

I love stellar restaurants.  I also love my family.  So when they were here visiting at Christmas I wanted to show them all the best places in Hollywood that I’ve found.  I took them to my favorite French bistro, Figaro, in Los Felix Village.  We watched for stars at the super yummy Joan’s on 3rd.  We even went to West Hollywood to the classic Chateau Marmont for dinner under the stars. This city has an endless number of great places to eat!

Now eating at all the best places can get pricey, so we would average down the expensive dinners with less expensive ones.  We balanced an expensive five star dinner with pizza and salad at my place.  We had brunch at an adorable, inexpensive diner on Fairfax before hitting a trendy hot spot in the evening.  (Many times the diners are my fav!)

I had some morning show appearances in San Diego so I took my family with me.    After my interviews we asked locals about cheap but chic places to eat in Little Italy.  On the way back we drove up the beautiful Pacific highway and ate at a sea side restaurant under the sun.  It was not only an amazing meal but a great view of the Pacific. Definitely a meal to remember.

It’s ok to spend money on the things you love. The smart way to do this is to average down your costs whenever you can.

Have an awesome week but averaged down week,
David Lester
About David Lester

David Lester is a best selling author and professional Financial Coach, helping people be better with their money. David has written a personal finance book that breaks with traditional attitudes towards finance and describes his own philosophy to money that he has gained through his personal and professional experiences. His philosophy on money applies to many areas of everyday life, including banking, investing, goal setting, shopping and entertainment.