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Do The Small Habits Actually Add Up?

In an ADHD hyperfixation spiral, I was thinking about how inflation lately has caused huge shifts in the way I approach nutrition and grocery shopping. Then of course, I dug deeper.

Boomers seem to think "If you stopped drinking Starbucks and set that money aside, you'd be able to buy X,Y,Z." While I don't think cutting out Starbucks is the answer to financial woes, I wanted to see what we're really spending when we take up a daily habit like a morning coffee.

Small habits really do add up. But how much? Let's find out.

Let's say you're an average American. According to Insider and Statistica, the average American gets Starbucks 6 days a week (yep, you read that right!) The most popular drink is a grande vanilla latte.