Add three minutes to your morning schedule and make a pot yourself.
Starbucks latte: $4/day x 40 years = $58,440
Store Bought Coffee: $6/pound, 1lb=40 cups. 1 cup = $0.15 × 40 years = $2,191
Savings: $56,249 × 10% annual rate of return = $687,415.62
The average household spends $368 a month on gas. I think it’s time to break out the bikes. Carpooling, public transportation, and hybrid vehicles are also great ways to save on gas.
Gas: $368/month x 40 years = $176,640
Savings: $176,640 × 10% annual rate of return = $2,346,654.96
The library is free and it makes you smarter than The Real Housewives of Wherever They Are Right Now. If you must watch TV, stick with basic cable, it’s also free and who really needs 4,364,908 channels?
$50/month x 40 years = $24,000
Savings: $24,000 × 10% annual rate of return = $318,840.26
If you buy popcorn and a soda when you go to the movies, this could actually save you billions.
Theater Ticket: $14/week x 40 years = $29,218
Netflix: $8/month x 40 years = $3,840
Savings: $25,378 × 10% annual rate of return = $306,083.62
We know it sounds crazy, but give it a try. A shampoo-free routine is all the craze these days, even Jessica Simpson’s tried it out! If you’re still unsure, try cutting down to one ‘poo per week.
Shampoo: $12/month x 40 years = $5,760
No Shampoo: FREE
Savings: $5,760 × 10% annual rate of return = $76,519.11
11. Total Savings = $6,216,079.75!
Do you have any other secret saving tips? Let us know in the comments below!