Cutting back on small, frequent expenses like buying coffee instead of brewing it at home can be a painless way to save money.
Even if you don’t frequent Starbucks and instead spend $1.29 each work day at a convenience store — that still amounts to $323.79 per year.
(Plus the incidentals you might be tempted to buy while you’re there such as donuts, candy bars, bags of potato chips, lottery tickets, etc.)
Instead, buy an inexpensive coffee maker (or learn to love instant) and discover your barista within.
Figure out how much money you had been spending in coffee shops (or wherever you had buying it each month) and then put that money into your savings account (or drop that amount into a jar each day and deposit it at the end of the month).
Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.
― Terry Pratchett, Thud!