Green = No Spend Day
Yellow = Spend Day
Red = Used Credit Card
Here's how it went for the month of February:
February - All Spending
*fritter fritter fritter*
You hear that? That's the sound of me frittering away money on a near daily basis buying tea and breakfast items at the university. It occurred to me about half way through the month that I was doing this, so I decided to see what my spending would look like if I took the morning treats out of there. This was the result:
February - Spending, Without Morning Snacks
Considerably more no spend days!
However, when I totalled it up, my morning breakfasts out added up to about $30.79 over the course of the month. That's just over a dollar a day. I expected it to be much higher than that once I realized how often I was doing it.
Now I'm trying to decide whether this is something I want to stem for the sake of saving a little extra money, or just let slide for the sake of sanity? I know that the *right* answer is to bring my tea and scones from home and put the savings towards my emergency fund; but right now I am feeling a bit of frugal fatigue.
It sucks. Hard.
The savings grace of having this habit at the university is where I can go to get my snack attack breakfast fix. If I was getting a venti chai latte and scone at Starbucks, it would set me back about $8. Grabbing an extra large chai tea and scone at Cram Dunk? Closer to $2.50, $2 if they have day old baking. The tea itself is $1.25.
I have a month and a half until class is done. To be completely honest, I'm probably going to let myself fritter on this in the morning.
I'm already crazy enough as it is, I don't need money driving me further down the rabbit hole.