Over half of the respondents spent over $1,000 per year on coffee and two thirds spent over $2,000 on lunch while working.
I have always known Starbucks and other coffee shops to be very expensive for what they sell. I think $5 for a coffee is just ridiculous when you can make better coffee at home for a fifth of the price [takes less time too]. But I was shocked, having not eaten fast food in so long, just how expensive that has become. We took Squirrel back to school last week and stopped at Wendy's to grab lunch. WOW. We ordered 4 #1s - which is 4 hamburgers [no cheese], 4 sodas and 4 french fries. The total was $24! And that is the smallest "meal" they have on the menu. So, combining the coffee and the lunch [for one] that is $55 per week. Don't these people realize how well one person can eat on that amount, per week? Multiply $55 by a family of 4 and you have a $220 per week to budget for groceries and home brewed coffee.
That is a pretty nice budget folks.
I hope that the people that are complaining that they are broke or that all their money problems are due to the current administration see themselves in this survey and realize that they are throwing their money away. Buy a thermal coffee mug, some fancy creamer and pack the leftovers from last night's dinner.
Then you can fairly gripe that you have no money.