Thrift Challenge – September means no café coffee

I never thought I would be that girl who cannot start the day without a cup of coffee. The sweet aroma of coffee wafts out a variety of offices I must walk by every work day. The scent of freshly brewed coffee is intoxicating, and I practically salivate each morning before I order my medium Dark Roast from the Tim Horton’s at my workplace. I cannot say I am a huge fan of Tim Horton’s coffee, but it has become a morning ritual – to order that medium coffee and put down my toonie and receive 15 cents in change.

I am trying to find ways to reduce spending money and be more thrifty, and although it may not seem like much, $1.85 does add up! Let’s do the math! So, there are five days of work in my week 1.85 x 5 = $9.50, not a lot of money spent, but let’s add it up for a four week month and we are spending $37 per month. So, let’s add up a year of work, and I will take out the four weeks of vacation so $9.50 x 48 weeks equals $456 a year on coffee, and let’s face it some days require more coffee than just one cup.

Okay, maybe it doesn’t seem like a large expense, but I have some debt I want to pay down and every bit paid down helps! So, for the month of September I will be making my own coffee daily!

I am allowed to accept free gifts of coffee for this challenge. Hey, I am not going to turn down a good cup of java! Come on now!

Imagine just how much money you could save if you were buying a latte a day! That could really add up quickly, possibly more than $25 a week! You could buy a flight to a European country (25 dollars x 48 weeks = $1200) – man oh man – that could be a flight to Thailand or South Korea with return! Just saying…

What can you cut back on and take the money you save and put it towards a fabulous vacation or pay down debt? Think about it!

Peace and love – Rachel

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Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school, some how wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Blogging about everything under the sun from social injustices, minimalism & the corruption of over consumerism, mental health issues, diet, dating, book/restaurant/product reviews (only if I truly like them), and social issues. I hope to encourage and inspire being as authentic as I can be. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and please feel free to drop me a line.

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