I am not a numbers person. Numbers, in my opinion, are the more definitive version of truth. For example, it may be true that I know deep down I should not be spending money on eating out tonight. But when I actually see the number of dollars resting in my bank account, it is then that the truth actually sinks in. At least that’s how I look at it.
This morning I was faced with a sad truth when I came across this article from CarInsurance.com. What I found after reading it? The difference between a loyal caffeine addiction and paying your car insurance over the course of 60 years is only about $6,000.
I know most of you are seeing the number and not seeing why I think it’s so small. Well, that’s because the average amount paid on car insurance over 60 years is roughly $94,000. Do the math, and you’ll see my truth.
I don’t like to think about the amount I’ve spent on coffee over the last few years. I know it’s bad. But reading that article this morning and seeing the actual number typed out and published released a tiny bit of quilt in me.
The silver lining for me is that a caffeine addiction will not kill me. So I’m a little better off than some people in that regard I guess.
Do you guys think about the cost of some of your favorite habits over time? Or would you rather just live in the moment and not worry about the numbers?