Avraham Byers

Avraham Byers: Better Budgeting One Lunch at a Time

Fifteen minutes isn’t a lot of time, but it’s enough time to START—even when your personal aspiration feels kinda serious.

For example, if you want to be a person who worries less about money, it’s 100% possible to be that person. At lunch. Avraham Byers, a generous and super-funny guy, can show you how to get money smart in less than 15 minutes a day.

This is Avraham. He’s hilarious. Smart and hilarious. And generous.

This is Avraham. He’s hilarious. Smart and hilarious. And generous.

How do you start? In just 15 minutes you can:

  • talk with him (for FREE) about your money struggles and get 3 actionable tools you can use immediately

  • download his (FREE) eBook Your Magic Number: One Simple “Daily Number” That Will Put You In Control of Your Money Every Day (Note: You can easily read this in just two lunch breaks. It’s entertaining. You’ll like it.)

  • spend 15 minutes working your own Magic Number magic

Will this feel the same kind of fun as pursuing a hobby or creative project? Maybe not. Do I get some kind of cut if you work with Avraham? No. I just like this guy, and his approach makes solid Box Lunch Lifestyle sense.

Lunch is the perfect time for whatever quiet dream matters to you, even the meatier ones, or ones that maybe you don’t talk about with other people. If it’s satisfaction you want as you’re falling asleep at night, progress towards this kind of meaningful “I wish I was” will help get you there.

Who cooks for you?

Yesterday, I learned from a rabbinical scholar (more on this guy tomorrow) this ancient Jewish tenet:

Any person who prepares food imbues it with her or his spiritual energy.
When another person consumes that food, the energy of the cook is also consumed and essentially becomes part of that person’s self.


Is that why my grandmother’s egg noodles never taste as good when I make them? Maybe that’s why the cookies you make with your young niece are delightful even though you know she’s licked the spoon more than once.

That also means that when someone you’ve never met prepares your food, the kind of energy you’re consuming is a crapshoot—whether that someone is working at a local fast casual spot or in a factory in Little Chute, WI. What kind of day are these strangers having? How do they feel about their work? How do they feel about YOU?

The alternative is to imbue tomorrow’s lunch with love from yourself for yourself. Imagine how good that will taste.