Oh, man do I love my ice vanilla soy lattes from that local cafe and bakery that charges way too much for my morning joe. In fact, I have to pay about $5.55 for a medium one of those every morning. Granted after 10 I get a free one with my punch card but dammit! That’s not going to cut it this month.
As I mentioned, I’m in a financial pickle because my boyfriend just had to be born at the end of August, leaving me strapped for cash after the glorious mini-vacay I got him because I’m the best girlfriend on the planet.
Ground rule of budgetology numero uno (that means number one in Spanish, you know I don’t speak Spanish): When strapped for cash, the morning coffee must be the first thing to go. I know, I know, it makes you want to cry. What did the morning coffee ever do to you besides make you energized and excited to start the day?
Well, it was an unnecessary expenditure that must be destroyed, that’s what it did, foo! I know you don’t like it but you basically have three options here:
- You could use that coffee machine in your kitchen that’s been gathering rust and dust and must for the last year. Buying that powder grind from the store will save you nearly $5 a day which is $35 a week which is (hold on, let me get out my phone calculator) $175 a month. That’s a gas bill and a wifi bill!
- You could go to trader joes. Purchase the following items: Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate ($7.99) and your choosing of half and half, 2%, or whatever the fuck you put in there. OR, even better, go to a breakfast place, tell them you just bought coffee and hour ago and you need more half and half creamers. Free cream. You can also go to a local car dealership and get powered creamer there for free. If you put sugar in your coffee…don’t be stupid! Go to your local restaurant, tell them you just bought an iced tea an hour ago and you need more sugar packets and use those.
- This third option is what I’ve been doing for the last week and it works great. Why? Because I can get my coffee for $1.99 and I can also get a free lunch at the same time. How, you may ask? Well…read on in the next post to learn more. That’s all for now.