Speaking of coffee...
I figured out that I was spending more than $600 a year on the drive-through for my morning coffee. Then another $530 on a different drive-through for afternoon iced tea. That's nearly $100/month for both of them. So OK, I can afford it. But I began asking myself why I should. After all, isn't $100/mo. better in my pocket than McDonald's and Wendy's?
Every now and then I'll give myself a real treat in the form of soy Chai tea, which I love. Barnes & Noble has it in their cafe for about $4, but in a local coffee house it's more than $6!
So now I'm on a mission. I'll pay for a smaller cup of Chai at the coffee house ONLY if I walk there and save the gas (it's 2.4 miles round trip). And I've become a die-hard home brewer of coffee and tea - LOL. But I'm kinda proud of myself for doing this.