I'm in the fourth week of my Lunch Challenge, and I have to make a confession.
I've been doing really well taking my lunch to work. (My friend E. challenged me to do so with the inspiration of a Sawgrass shopping trip with my savings.) Last week, I took my lunch to work twice and ate once in our printing plant's very affordable cafeteria ($4 for grilled chicken sandwich).
But I've been cheating. For as much as I save on lunch, I spend up to $30 a week on my Starbucks coffee addiction. I've cut back a bit by changing my morning drink and ordering only a tall.
I've also started to trick myself into saving on Starbucks: If I don't have the change available (coins, no dollars), I can't buy my coffee. How do you trick yourself into saving? We could all use ideas. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds