(picture, courtesy of marylamb)
When I mentioned the beginning of this challenge, someone asked me, “What about coffee?” Well, what about coffee? I will tell you. Coffee is great. I love love love it. But, coffee can be expensive, going out for coffee anyway. I know people who stop by the coffee shop everyday. So, if you average the cost, this is what you get:
gourmet coffee $5×5 days a week=$25, $25x52weeks=$1300. Whoa! Holy crap! That’s a ton of cash in my book. Hmm, where could I travel on that amount of money, somewhere nice I’m sure.
regular cup of jo $2-3×5 days a week=$10-$15, $10-$15x$52weeks=$520-$780. Wowza! Once again, that is a lot of cash saved.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my local coffee shop and love to stop in for a good cup of jo. But during this challenge, I shall refrain.
It is amazing to see how money adds up so quickly. A little spent here and a little spent there. Geez, it goes quick and takes longer to earn.
I am looking forward to the end of this challenge. We have decided that the money we save from the challenge, we plan to use on a roadtrip to the Joshua Tree National Park.
Good luck! See you in 2011.