On a hunt to find and share ideas to live more frugally without giving up living.
Friday, February 5, 2010
My breakfast savings update
Okay....I haven't saved THAT much, but I have been really good and brought my breakfast to work 9 days out of the last 10. Yes, I was a little bad and stopped and bought a couple of bagels this morning. I spent a whole $3. But they did not cost as much nor were they as fattening as the Whataburger breakfasts I had been getting.
I will start tracking just to see what I am spending and therefore be able to figure out what I am saving. I will start the week of 1/11/09, as previous weeks were holiday weeks and, well, 'cause that is when I want to start.
Spent: Week of 01/11/10 - $9.69 Week of 01/18/10 - $11.19 Week of 01/25/10 - $0 Week of 02/05/10 - $3.01
So the first 2 weeks I averaged spending $10.44/week and the second 2 weeks, I averaged $1.50/week. I would say that is pretty darn good!! That is an average savings of $8.94 over what I was spending, which would add up to $420.18 in savings in a year. (I am only counting 47 work weeks, since I get 5 weeks of vacation.)
Holy cow! I was wasting a LOT of money.
I think this weekend I will do some breakfast baking so I can spend $0 on bought breakfast for the next few weeks.
I am married to the man of my dreams and we are happy empty nesters. I have always loved looking for deals and have found that since our kids moved out, we have a LOT more money thanks to my deal hunting. So I keep doing it.
I love reading other blogs and finding new, and old, ideas on saving money and making life better.
The best part of "blog world" is all the fabulous, funny, witty, people I have found!