Actually, that's a lie. I have been out of milk for a week and a half and I've known the whole time. But I digress.
I emptied my gold card of it's last few cents yesterday, so I was struggling on the caffeine front. As much as I (and my sometimes-not-always-only-when-it-wants-to-be lactose sensitive stomach) would like to be able to drink my tea or coffee without milk or cream, I just can't. As much as I've tried, its just not in the cards.
So what does a milk-less caffeine addict grad student do in this case scenario? She makes her tea at home, goes to campus, and grabs some half and half from Starbucks. Thanks, Starbs. Love you lots.
So while I drink my pilfered tea, I started looking for budgeting resources at a couple of my favorite blogs.
Chelsea Fagan, Thought Catalog author and sassy tweet extraordinaire, runs a blog called "The Financial Diet" in which she provides all sorts of tips and tricks gathered from living as a twenty-something in NYC. 3 Rules for Making Delicious Healthy Breakfasts for a Dollar a Day did not include stealing from your local coffee shop, so there you go, Chelsea. There's #4.
Until recently, my entire financial history has been a string of inconsistent paychecks. Working as a waitress for years and then having inconsistent hours as a student employee made budgeting really difficult. I loved running across this post on How To Budget When Paychecks Differ from First Home, Love, Life. It's really helpful whether your paychecks or your spending (or both) tend to be hard to plan for!
And because the seasons are changing and naturally I want ALL the clothes, I was intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Oh Simple Thoughts had a great post on what a capsule wardrobe is and resources to get started. Sounds like a great way to save money and stay confident in your clothing! That way you don't end up doing this in the morning.
Btw, pilfered tea tastes like a mix of shame and danger. Just in case you were wondering.