Friends, finding ways to save money extends into the work day. For many excessive spending starts first thing in the morning. Do you realize how much you spend on the morning coffee? One Grande Latte at Starbucks costs about $3.50. That can add up to almost $100.00 per month. Add in the sausage Mcmuffin sandwich at McDonalds and tack another $40.00 onto the amount.

What about lunch? People can spend $5.00 to $10.00 for lunch each day. Added up that is a pretty big expense. Of course you want your coffee and a nice lunch, but there are more economical ways to do it.

Friends, finding ways to save money extends into the work day. For many excessive spending starts first thing in the morning. Do you realize how much you spend on the morning coffee? One Grande Latte at Starbucks costs about $3.50. That can add up to almost $100.00 per month. Add in the sausage Mcmuffin sandwich at McDonalds and tack another $40.00 onto the amount.

What about lunch? People can spend $5.00 to $10.00 for lunch each day. Added up that is a pretty big expense. Of course you want your coffee and a nice lunch, but there are more economical ways to do it.

First of all invest in a thermos and take your own coffee to work. Another option is to buy styrofoam cups with lids and make your own coffee to go. They can be found in all sizes at GFS and are very economical.

Try to reduce the times you go out to lunch during the week. Invest in an insulated lunch box and take your own a few days a week. Encourage your co-workers to do the same. Pack an afternoon snack as well. These small changes can add up to quite a bit of savings. Try it and calculate how much you will save each month. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBAG Lady Sunny 95's Savvy Shopper