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It’s the most magical time of the day. The slow gurgling, a heady aroma, and a cup full of delicious possibilities.
There are many moments of delight in my day but a cup of coffee in the morning is one part of my routine that brings flavor to my whole day. It’s similar to the warm, energetic feeling of financial freedom.
5 out of 7 days, I drink coffee at work. I have never done this before.
For most of my life, I preferred to drink coffee at home in my PJs. However, I decided to accept this adjustment when my site supervisor offered to make coffee onsite.
Why change my routine?
I save money and time. The coffee is severely discounted at work. From smaller nuances of water, energy, machine wear and tear, coffee, cream, sugar, to the bigger savings like being paid to make and drink coffee.
Are these savings small? Absolutely.
However, if I can save in small ways like with coffee, I will be ready for the big pot of savings like plane tickets. 😉
Extra Sweet Savings
The remix of my coffee routine is 2 out of 7 days, I drink coffee at home.
The cup of savings is smaller than what I save at work, but it’s still cheaper than a tall Cinnamon Dolce Latte for $4.45.
I rarely go out for coffee, unless it’s a chat with a friend or if I’m traveling because I would rather save that $4.45 for my greedy travel fund.
Money doesn’t save itself. Unfortunately.
Decaffeinating Financial Freedom
I limit my caffeine intake to 1 cup.
There are many reasons for this, from saving money to savoring the experience with an added heaping of health reasons.
If I drink a cup of coffee after 3 pm, I will be unable to go to bed until 3 am. I wasn’t always this sensitive to caffeine but age changes things like my stomach.
By savoring these consistent small savings, I can craft a lifestyle that includes living in the moment while not sacrifice for the future.
Luckily, the ways to save on coffee and drink in the joy of financial freedom are infinite.