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I recently went through my bank statement and noticed something alarming. I spent way too much money on food. I hate spending money on stuff I don’t need so I was appalled when I added up all of the “little” meals I had in June.

These “little meals” ended up costing me a fortune. I didn’t know it at the time but every time I bought something to eat, I was contributing to the overall total and dwindling my bank account.

If I didn’t spend any money or even spent a fraction of it last month, I could have bought the new camera lens I’ve been eyeing for a while. It sucks and is eye opening to see how I’ve been doing this for so long and how much money I’ve been spending after all of these years. This doesn’t even include money spent on coffee, Amazon, and other stuff I didn’t need at all.

I’ve been planning another trip for quite some time now and have some money saved up but I would have definitely reached my goal if I didn’t spend so much money on foods.

It’s the little things that can derail you from your overall goal.

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INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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