The holidays are slowly approaching us and that means many of you will be dishing out money for presents. When it became all about the presents I have no idea but with the way the economy is finding that money isn’t going to be easy.
Billshrink.com has a few tips to help us find more money for the holidays… or really for anything. Here is the first tip…
Tip #1 Lay Off the Starbucks = $160 savings over next few months
A tall coffee at Starbucks approaches $2.00. If you drink one of those every weekday, you’re spending $10 a week, $40 per month and roughly $520 per year. (And this is one of the cheapest items at Starbucks!)
If you absolutely need a caffeine fix every day, consider making your own coffee. After about $15 to buy the coffee maker and the filters, a bag of coffee only costs $8 and will keep you awake for weeks.
If you’re not a coffee drinker, see what other “daily luxuries” you may enjoy. Whether it’s micro-brewed beer, gourmet chocolates or a Ben & Jerry’s addiction, cutting back — or substituting a cheaper alternative — can easily buy a few gifts for the family.
I am guilty of this but my fix is Dunkin Donuts. After reading this I thought about how much I spend. I buy at least 1 small cup of dunkin donuts coffee every day and always something yummy to go along with it. I spend at least $3.00 a day, $15.00 a week, $60 a month and roughly $720 a year. OMG that’s crazy!! And to think I do this sometimes more than one time a day. So from now until Christmas, if I cut out my daily Dunkin Donuts run I will save about $240.