Mel and I have struck a deal that I hope will be very advantageous for everyone. And by “everyone”, I mean “me.” Here’s the deal:
If I can go one full month without buying lunch at work, we get to buy new cell phones.
I’ve told y’all before about how my cell phone is totally broken, but that I’m too cheap to buy a new one, and too cheap to pay for a data plan.
Turns out, though, I’m spending TONS of money eating out for lunch every day. I spend between $5 and $7 every day buying lunch for myself at some stupid place near my office that isn’t even very good. Let’s do the math:
($6/day)*(5 days/week)*(4 weeks/month) = $120/month
So that’s quite a bit, huh? So thus, if I can cut this cost out of our budget, then we can easily afford a couple of new phones and a data plan, right? Or just about?
Of course, we’re forgetting that our grocery costs will probably increase since we’ll have to make enough leftovers for me to bring all the time. And the fact that as soon as we buy the phones and are locked into a 2 year contract, I’m going to revert back to my old habits.
But except for those two things, this totally makes sense!!! Awesome!