What’s That Morning Latte Really Costing You? [COMIC]

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By now, you’ve read, watched, and listened to a whole bunch of money savvy info. So, we thought it was only fitting that we draw it out for you too! SALT™ comics turn financial situations into art.

In the past, we’ve talked about how little purchases can make a big impact if you don’t keep track of them. But since talk is cheap—and coffee shops aren’t—we decided to illustrate what these small items may actually cost you over time. (Hint: It’s not just money.)

Have a tip for managing small purchases like these? Share it in the comments.

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  1. Glenn Hall November 30, 2012 / 10:44 am

    It may be all in your mind that you “need” that expensive cup of java every day (or 2 or 3 times a day). Check out this comparison test talk show host Jimmy Kimmel did on his show the other night. Comparing the new $7.00 (yes – $7.00!) Costa Rica Finca Palmilera (how much time was spent coming up with this name – it just sounds expensive!)with a regular cup of coffee. Actually both cups were the same regular Starbucks coffee, but most people picked the one that was supposed to be the $7.00 coffee as much better tasting.

    So, instead of spending that $1,200 a year on that $3.50 cup of coffee (or $2,500 for the $7.00 version – yikes!!!), grab that free coffee your workplace offers or the $1.00 Burger King version. Pretend you are drinking a $7.00 cup of coffee and it will taste so good!


    • Ryan Lane November 30, 2012 / 10:50 am

      Great link, Glenn! I wonder how much a coffee shop would charge for just an empty cardboard cup. You could dump other coffee into it to fool your senses even more.

  2. Alexandra Koktsidis November 30, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    we charged a quarter for all empty cups at Dunkin Donuts, people would pay!

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