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Do you have a daily habit you could give up to save money?

I buy 1-2 fountain drinks from the gas station every day. Yes, I very much enjoy my Diet Dr. Pepper, and it's caffeine helps me fight off the fatigue I deal with on a daily basis because of RA.
However, we are purchasing our first house (YAY!), the gas prices are rising (yuck), and we just got out of all our credit card debt (super YAY!), so I am trying to be more finacially responsible, not to metion healthier.
So starting tomorrow I will try to give up my daily soda habit. I will still drink it occasionally, like at parties and when we go out, but I think this will be good.

 
brighteyesbryar

Asked by brighteyesbryar at 11:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (11)
  • I have tons of habits I could give up. Coffee every morning from the coffee shop ($3.19). Renting movies 3 times a week (roughly $15 a week). Buying snacks at the snack bar at my kids after school sports places ($10 a week), and on and on. I go through spurts though. The last 3-4 mths I didnt do as much and saved some cash. Now Im back to spending.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:48 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Not really, for me getting a fountain drink is a once in a while thing, I make my coffee at home and we don't get fast food very often. However, I do take our older daughter out for breakfast once a week, so we could quit that and save about $20 a week, but I think the $20 is worth the bonding time with her.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:16 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • chai tea lattes either from Starbucks or other coffee shops or from Panera bread. I am buying one everyday and on the wknds if we are out all day,  it can be maybe twice a day.

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:14 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • GL with your little venture!
    I would probably have more money if I could just stop going places all the time. But I don't like being stuck at home all week with nothing to do..
    febmom007

    Answer by febmom007 at 11:15 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • credit card

    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 11:16 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I love sugarfree rockstars (an energy drink). I used to drink sugar free red bull but this is half the price for twice the drink. They are still $2 a piece so I used to get one EVERY DAY but now I've cut back to 3-5 a week.
    huntin_mama

    Answer by huntin_mama at 11:17 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • i could walk more places to save gas but i'm lazy.....
    cara124

    Answer by cara124 at 11:25 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Diet Sodas!
    Marjchaos

    Answer by Marjchaos at 11:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I don't really need my Special K bars, but I like them!
    SnapdragonSMT

    Answer by SnapdragonSMT at 11:44 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I bring 2 pops to work everyday. I could give them up and save a few bucks a month.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2011