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    AELAINYAH   747
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Cutting up the "gold" card

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ahh, I remember that day. The first day my Starbucks gold card arrived in the mail. The way it shimmered and glistened with the joy of many iced soy coffees. *sigh*

Tomorrow, I'm cutting up my gold card.

Why not today, you ask? Well, I still have 2.50 left on it and its money I've already *spent*.

I made this decision a few days ago.. looking at my finances, I need to get things better under control. I realize I have to take out some student loans to go to school but I could definitely be making payments to them instead of racking them up and spending my money elsewhere. Plus, it is a calorie eater. I don't binge on juice drinks. I don't drink soda. Why then would I waste calories AND money on a daily Starbucks? There are so many better ways to get my morning energy.

That being said, *sips her coffee* I may miss this ritual but hopefully I won't miss the extra few lbs it keeps on me or spending the 80.00/month in my budget.

Hello, better life! Goodbye, Gold card..

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    Very healthy move! Congratulations

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EMMANYC 6/29/2012 11:59AM

    Good for you.

Everyone has his or her essential splurges, as well as areas where he or she is willing to be frugal. I gave up expensive coffee shortly after I started working at my first real job, after law school, and realized how much my daily coffee break habit was costing me (and this was over 20 years ago, long before Starbucks). I drink coffee for the caffeine, and if it tastes mediocre, then I'll just drink less of it.

Similarly, when I lived in Paris a few years ago, I gave up ordering soft drinks in restaurants because they were so expensive.

I do have my splurges, however. I buy my lunch most days because it's tasty and healthy and I just can't be bothered making a lunch and bringing home the dishes.

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13610511 6/29/2012 11:39AM

    Smart move!

Save money and save calories!



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