These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age (56). I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live in the burbs and work in the city (Chicago, the best city in the world). I'm an aunt, a friend and a colleague. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
If my calculations are correct,* I spend between $1,880 and $2,000 a year on workweek lunches.
I feel I deserve this extravagance. And that may well be. However, I cannot afford it.
By brown bagging it just one day every week, I can:
• save about $30 each month, or more than $350/year
• take care of the possible $27.75 monthly increase in my condo assessment without any undue hardship.
And so I shall begin January by focusing on packing my lunch one day/week. I won't allow myself to forget/ignore this.