If you’ve ever paid close to $20 for a build-your-own salad when you expected to pay less than $5, you’re probably a little bit more conscious now of the type of salad toppings you pile on your plate. Don’t let one instance of overspending at lunch leave you feeling too bad, though — it happens to the best of us! Learn from it and let it serve its purpose. Here are some tips on how to get the best bang for your buck for your middle of the day meals:

•Meal Plan and Brown Bag It
If you’re on a budget, brown bagging it is the way to go. Considering nearly a third of every U.S. dollar is spent on eating out, it certainly pays to cut that expense.1 The more meals you bring from home, the more money you’ll save – not to mention it can be a whole lot healthier if you make it yourself. Muster up the discipline and plan and prepare your meals for the week ahead on Sunday. Grill up some protein and divvy it out over some pre-made salads or make a big batch of chili or lentil soup for your weekday lunches. Alternatively, pack leftovers from dinner the night before. Do this as much as you can and the savings will add up – then you can afford to splurge on lunch with coworkers every now and then if you want.

•Go Vegetarian
Try skipping the meat for lunch and go for the often-cheaper alternative of veggies and/or beans. Eating vegetarian doesn’t always mean cheaper, but if you’re aware, you can make it work for your wallet and get more for your money. Skip the heavier salad topping options at the salad bar and aim to weigh in at that $5 mark or less. Find soups, salads, baked potatoes, veggie burgers, veggie subs and veggie plates and fill up on fresh fruits and nuts at your desk. If that’s not enough to satisfy you, being a vegetarian may lead to savings on healthcare costs, considering that vegetarians as a group are typically healthier that non-vegetarians and have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, several forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.2 And yes, Millenials, this means you can have your avocado toast and eat it, too.3

•Know Where to Lunch
Saving money is all about finding the best deals no matter what you’re consuming. When it comes to buying lunch on a daily basis, finding the best deals in your area for your taste is key. Many lunching establishments offer deals of the day on certain days each week for a fixed price. Set a price for yourself – let’s say, $5 – and go find daily meal deals that fit the bill. A deli that offers a sub, bag of chips, and a drink on Mondays; a taqueria that offers $2 tacos on Tuesdays; a pizza joint that offers a slice and a salad on Wednesdays, etc. It’s really up to your taste. And you can find healthy options at fast food places, too! Check out websites and apps for coupons and additional savings in your area.

1, “Ag and Food Statistics Charting the Essentials,” Tuesday, April 25, 2017
2, “All Meat vs. Vegetarian Diets,” viewed May 18, 2017
3, “Fact Checking a Moguls Claims About Avocado Toast,” May 5, 2017


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Primerica Foundation Grants $50,000 to Gleaners Food Bank

In keeping with Primerica’s mission to help Main Street families, the Primerica Foundation made a $50,000 donation to a local charity during the 2017 Convention held June 14-17 in Indianapolis that serves as the distribution center for 21 Indiana counties, dispensing 25 million pounds of food per year. For more about Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, visit

“We always need to give back to the communities that give us so much,” Primerica President Peter Schneider said. “Part of our vision at Primerica is to enhance the communities we live and work in. On an annual basis, The Primerica Foundation impacts the lives of 200,000 people with the grants that we give out, and that supports our vision of helping families become financially independent.”

Pictured L-R: Primerica Foundation Chariman and President Karen Fine Saltiel, Gleaners Food Bank President/CEO John Elliott, Gleaners Food bank Director of Corporate Partnerships Debbie Dreiband




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Primerica teams from across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico poured into Indianapolis, IN, this past week for the company’s best Convention yet.

The massive three-day event, held June 14-17, took place in the downtown city center at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

A biennial event, the Primerica Convention includes motivating training sessions, informative workshops and recognition of successful field leaders who are meeting the needs of Main Street clients.

Glenn Williams, Primerica CEO, said, “Our Company and our Field Leadership have experienced a period of unprecedented growth since our 2015 Convention. At that meeting, we set several ambitious goals to achieve before our 2017 event – I’m proud that we’ve met or exceeded every one of them. I’m particularly excited about the growth in the size of sales force over the past 24 months: As of May 31, 2017, our sales force has exceeded 120,000 life insurance licensed representatives. These men and women are committed to doing what’s right for their clients and for their teammates, every day.

“Our sales force growth comes at a time when our clients need our help the most. It’s widely accepted that there is a significant life insurance protection gap in North America with some estimates reaching as high as $12 trillion. Additionally, studies show that most families are not saving enough for retirement. Our sales force and Field Leadership stand ready to help more families take control of their finances and make a real difference in the lives of our clients.”

See pictures from this year’s Convention in Indy here.

Life Insurance: In New York, term life insurance products are underwritten by National Benefit Life Insurance Company, Home Office: Long Island City, New York. In the United States (except in New York), term life insurance products are underwritten by Primerica Life Insurance Company, Executive Offices: Duluth, Georgia. In Canada: Term life insurance products and segregated fund products are offered by Primerica Life Insurance Company of Canada, Head Office: Mississauga, Ontario.

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Primerica celebrated another successful Relay For Life campaign. The Home Office raised $86,735, going above their 2017 goal. Primerica is a Presenting Sponsor of the event.

The overnight Relay event was slated for Friday, May 12, at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Georgia, but it was canceled at last minute due to stormy weather. More than 10,000 people were reportedly anticipated to attend in what news outlets report as the world’s largest Relay For Life event.

This year’s fundraisers included an annual outdoor cookout, a plant and flower sale, a tricycle race, a high heel hustle, a bowling contest, an Irish bake sale on St. Patrick’s Day, a fish fry, an online auction, and numerous raffles.

Primerica thanks the team leaders, volunteers and everyone who participated in making this Relay For Life campaign a success.


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Five Primerica Home Office employees were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for logging more than 100 hours of volunteer work in 2016.

Gold Recipients

Cindy August, Financial Systems, 946 hours

Terry Spivey, Financial Systems, 622 hours

Bronze Recipients

Nick Carr, Field Supervision, 190 hours

Nancy Howell, Procurement, 133 hours

April Collier, Human Resources, 113 hours

In addition to recognition at the Home Office, the five employees received a certificate of service, a letter signed by the President of the United States, and a commemorative medal.

“You’re a great example to others,” said CEO Glenn Williams, thanking the recipients for their service. “It’s amazing what you’ve done.”

Primerica is proud of these dedicated volunteers — and of all Primericans who go above and beyond in their communities to make the world a better place.


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