Everyday Economy

Bag that lunch!

McClatchy Tribune illustration (McClatchy Tribune illustration / The Spokesman-Review)
McClatchy Tribune illustration (McClatchy Tribune illustration / The Spokesman-Review)
Today's Everyday Economy page brings you a showdown: School lunch vs. brown-bagging. In our basic comparison -- a PB&J -- school lunch stacked up pretty well, running $2.60 (in Spokane) compared to $2.64 for the bagged lunch. But if you're frugal, you can beat that price. Today's Everyday Economy page brings you a showdown: School lunch vs. brown-bagging. In our basic comparison -- a PB&J -- school lunch stacked up pretty well, running $2.60 (in Spokane) compared to $2.64 for the bagged lunch. But if you're frugal, you can beat that price. Today's Everyday Economy page brings you a showdown: School lunch vs. brown-bagging. In our basic comparison -- a PB&J -- school lunch stacked up pretty well, running $2.60 (in Spokane) compared to $2.64 for the bagged lunch. But if you're frugal, you can beat that price. Today's Everyday Economy page brings you a showdown: School lunch vs. brown-bagging. In our basic comparison -- a PB&J -- school lunch stacked up pretty well, running $2.60 (in Spokane) compared to $2.64 for the bagged lunch. But if you're frugal, you can beat that price.


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Everyday Economy is a blog and weekly page in the newspaper dedicated to the way people are living their financial lives. Shawn Vestal, a longtime Spokesman-Review writer and editor, is overseeing the project.





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