I have read different places that it takes about 21 days or 21 times of doing something to become a habit.
Like I've said before, I don't expect you to use all of the tips I write about, but I hope you get a chance to try some. Every little bit helps. A dollar here and there may not seem like alot. But if you consider saving $1 ten times, that equals $10 saved. ( and $20, so forth).
Some people say they don't have time. If you try a few quick tips when you get a few minutes, you may save yourself time and money in the future. If you have items on hand and prepared ahead of time, it can save you from stopping for takeout, etc. Sometimes if you have things prepared, you can have a homecooked meal ready in about the time it would take to stop for something.
Another way to save time on meals is to use a crockpot. There are many cookbooks and websites with recipes. This way you can get things ready the night before or in the morning and have it cook all day and have home cooked meal when you get home.