Why Saving Money On Your Daily Coffee Is Bullshit
If you’re a millennial or part of Generation Z and struggling to pay the rent you’re probably fed up with being told by boomers or anyone who owns their own home that all you need to do is forgo your daily coffee and you’ll soon have enough cash saved to get your foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.
We think that’s really bad advice that doesn’t help anyone.
Here are 10 reasons why:
It gives you a break. We’re smoking and drinking less so need to get that daily hit from somewhere else.
It’s not just about the coffee. It’s time to catch up and bond with a colleague.
If you spend your days poring over lines of computer code, then you NEED caffeine.
Coffee is SOOO much better than in the 70s. Who buys Nescafe anymore?
If you do still smoke, then going out for a coffee is the excuse you need to hide your dirty little habit from your colleagues.
£2.50 x 250 days is only £625. That’s not even a fraction of your annual clothing budget and won’t make a dent in your house deposit savings.
You don’t even have to pay for it. Perkbox offers a free coffee each month. And there are lots of vouchers available online.
If you know what a flat white is, you probably don’t need to worry about retirement.
You are starting a side business and can’t really run that hustle in the office.
Starbucks is the most discreet place to conduct your office romance or check your Tinder activity.