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Old 05-21-2007, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I buy a cup of Starbucks coffee each morning, I don't see the big deal. Yes, it's not exactly cheap but it's something I enjoy.

Tons of others must think like I do because it's ALWAYS packed at 7 a.m.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:51 AM
 
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Who cares? It's her money. Would you want her looking through your credit card bill commenting on your expenditures?

Personally I think it's ridiculous that people spend money on Weight Watchers and all those things. Eat less, exercise more and you'll lose weight. Yet, it's a HUGE business. The bottom line is that we don't all need to agree on each other's expenditures.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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I wouldn't spend $20 a day on anything. I also love starbucks, but not everyday.

I don't drink, smoke or eat much fast food. How in the heck does a school teach afford to spend that much anyway? I thought they were so underpaid?
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: southern california
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I wouldn't spend $20 a day on anything. I also love starbucks, but not everyday.

I don't drink, smoke or eat much fast food. How in the heck does a school teach afford to spend that much anyway? I thought they were so underpaid?
the starting yrly salary for a teacher in the san bernardino,ca school district is around 36,000 incl full benefits.thats not too shabby.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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I enjoy a really good cup of black coffee in the morning - actually 2 or 3 cups. Starbucks does have this, but the moment you cross over to the frappa-latta-chico-mucho with half/half and skim (I am making fun here - no offense) then you can just hear the ca-ching.

I rarely go to Starbucks - I do enjoy their mocha mint during the holidays and then I might only buy 3 per holiday season. I prefer the coffee beans from Costco or any major supermarket.

I enjoy a fine glass of wine about 3 or 4 evenings a week. This is where I splurge, because I do collect wines. However, a glass of Gallo or one of the general run of wines is perfectly fine and doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

In answer to your question - no to $20 a day. I don't even spend half that per day.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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I would rather drink coffee at my house in my PJs than go to Starbucks or wherever.

But a portion of one's income is supposed to go for what you WANT, not what you NEED. That's why it's called "discretionary."
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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Schoolteachers are not that undrpaid and there are worse things she could be spending her money on.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Buying the coffee in the morning at Starbuck's is okay, but she could buy herself a bottle of wine (or 2 of them) and just save money like that. Instead of drinking out every night.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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It's all relative ... if she can afford to spend $20/day without being destitute ... it's her business.

I've got relatives whose daily budget for Starbucks and wine probably exceeds $500/day. So what? it's their dough and they can afford to buy all the fancy fancy fancy labels ... and they scrapbook them so they can show them off. Gosh, I'm so impressed to know that they enjoyed a ____ vintage rare French wine. Big deal. I don't get any vicarious pleasure from their conspicuous consumption. Nor should you ....
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I don't think it's a big deal. She's an adult and should be able to judge how much she can afford to spend on little luxuries. As long as she's not asking you for money, who cares. That's approximately $440/month. That is a lot of money for some, pennies for others.
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