Why do you have to move? Is it for the job?
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9/5/10 at 6:40am
I always buy something at the cafe (a cup of coffee, a cookie, hot chocolate) because I feel like I should support the business since we are using space at their tables and spending HOURS at their store.
It is definitely unnecessary spending, but my Dad was a small-business owner and I know their retail space is not "free" so I budget this spending into my no-spend goals -- there are a least four days a month where I'm giving money to Starbucks.
On the one hand, I know that the profit margin on those lattes is ridiculous. Fifty cents to upgrade to soy??? A dollar fifty to pass hot water through two tablespoons of ground coffee? Pull-ease! And then there's the tip...
But I also know about the business overhead; those giant espresso machines probably pay for a year of tuition at a private college!