We all know the feeling.
It’s 2 o’clock and your energy level is in the toilet. You’ve still got a few hours of work to do. Maybe I’ll just run over to Starbucks real quick for an afternoon pick-me-up, you think. How about a quick walk to the vending machine for a crunchy snack?
Those seemingly harmless purchases—a few dollars here, couple of quarters there—can add up in a surprising way. In fact, you could be throwing away thousands of dollars every year with these little impulse purchases.
To help you better understand how much you’re spending on that specialty coffee drink or that granola bar, take a look at this handy infographic from TitleMax. You’ll be able to see how much money you can save by limiting your trips to Krispy Kreme or the vending machine to once a week.
Even a cup of plain brewed coffee from Starbucks will cost you $675.25 a year if you stop every day.
If you cut out daily coffee runs, trips to the vending machine and impulse purchases at the grocery store, you can save $2,475.98 per year. That’s a lot of cash!
Coffee, snacks and grocery store purchases aside, here are nine other expensive habits that could be costing you more than you think.