How to save money during the week

Everyone has their typical daily routine. This is how I save money on a workday.

7 am: Breakfast at home of say granola bar and cheese. ($5 savings versus buying out or eating at the office)

7:15 am brew a cup of coffee into Thermos cup to go for work with Keurig single cup brewer and refillable Ecobrew filter. Dunkin Donuts Coffee in this case. ($3 savings)

10 am make a French press cup of coffee into ceramic mug in office kitchen with the $0.35 L press shown below (Bodum Press)($3 savings)

12 noon: Lunch of grilled burger leftover from the weekend and drink of water ($10 savings). I bring it in a pyrex glass microwavable container like below so I can heat it up without worrying about melted plastic. They are also dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

2 pm: Green tea at office ($2 savings versus soda from machine)

6 pm drive home with 4 cylinder SUV (30 mpg = $2 savings per day)

6:30 pm buy gas with rewards card to get cash back (40 cents cash back)

7 pm eat home cooked meal at home ($12 versus eating out)

Total savings $37.40/day

Doing all except the gas 20 working days per month = $740/month cost avoidance savings

If you never ate out on weekdays but did go forego buying lunch and coffee, the savings would be $320/month for 20 working days at $16/day times 20 working days per month. That’s not too bad and this is not rocket science either.

Advertisements

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.