GOT A BAD HABIT OR GUILTY PLEASURE? DIVERT THE MONEY TO THE CAUSE!
Let’s change those habits that can damage your wallet and your health by turning them into good karma. The booze, cigarettes, and fast food aren’t doing you any favors. Giving these bad habits up for a week could save you money, preserve your health, and increase your well-being.
Try Diverting These . . .
- Tobacco – If you’re a pack-a-day smoker, quitting could divert $77 per week and $341 a month into the cause.
- Eating Out – Try peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a week.
- Alcohol – Sticking to water could save up to more than $100 per week
- Driving – With gas prices increasing up to $4 per gallon. Try driving less and commuting more. Why not take the bus, walk if it’s close, or ride a bicycle.
- Shopping – Cut back on shopping, ask yourself, “Do I need it or do I want it?” In nine months this item is (fill in the blank to me). If the blank is likely to be junk, clutter or in the back of your closet, consider injecting that money into the world’s poor instead.
- Caffeine – If you quit drinking coffee ($5 a cup), you can divert $35 into the cause after one week.
- Spa Trips – Passing up a manicure or pedicure could raise $45-$120.
- Movies – You can save $11 per visit to the movie theater by going to RedBox or Netflix and renting a movie instead.
- Gift Giving – Instead of having people bring a bottle of wine or fruit basket to a house gathering, have them donate it towards The Borgen Project.
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