Thursday, February 01, 2007

economy lesson 1

So this is how it works, for those who don't understand why they aren't able to save money.

Subway sells bagels for breakfast. One bagle and cream cheese costs $2.30 (toasted bagel, with cream cheese). If you buy one every morning you will pay $11.50 a week.

But, you can buy a bag of bagels, Thomases or Lenders non refrigerated kind, at the grocery store for between $1.99 and $2.99 for 5 (0r 6 depending on the bag), and an 8 oz. tub of cream cheese for $1.29 (when it's on sale you can get it for 99 cents). It's even less if you buy the store brands instead of the name brands.

Now, get this, most office break rooms have either a toaster or toaster oven. So, you take the bagles and cream cheese to work and toast your own bagle and -----
instead of spending $11.50 a week you spend (at the top end)$4.28. So, you save $6.22 a week.

This dear children is called economy.

Never spend more than you have to.

Of course, you could save more if you just didn't eat a bagle every day too and just had two slices of toast with butter or jelly. But that's just sooooo boring that today's young people tend not to do it.

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