Game of Thrones is a great show eh? They film much of it in Northern Ireland at Titanic Studios, which is a large green screen facility about 1/4 mile away from where the Titanic was built, hence the name Titanic Studios. The Belfast docklands have one of the largest economic regeneration efforts in Europe going on at the moment. It’s nice to know that film and television are a big part of that story.
I ran across this really cool Infographic on Debt Roundup just now. The blog post author for Debt Roundup is Grayson Bell, a personal finance writer. He compiled an excellent set of money saving tips and the folks over at Gryffin brought the ideas to life in an impressive Infographic layout. Grayson once ran up over $50,000 worth of credit card debt and had to learn how to break it back down. He now teaches others how to get their finances under control.
There are quite a few money saving categories on the diagram that jump out at me. Smoking cigarettes for example. I can’t believe I once smoked but it’s true. I quit in 1997 though – to this day by far one of the hardest things I ever did. So, let’s count up how much money I have saved just by making that one money saving decision. Since February 1997, calculating roughly a pack a day at $5, I have personally saved $31,875, a number that truly shocks me considering the other things I still spend pocket money on.
Since quitting smoking I have saved $31,875, a number that truly shocks me
– Gary Stockton
I love a good cup of coffee in the morning, it’s my guilty pleasure, I normally order a Venti coffee on the way to work from Starbucks. If I multiply $2.35 for every work day in the year I come up with roughly $600 per year. I bought an electric vehicle a few years ago and have saved a lot of money on gas, and my employer is kind enough to offer free EV charging at the office, so no worries on the transportation front. I’m afraid to calculate dining out at restaurants, so I think instead I’ll simply close this post with a recommendation to go over to Debt Roundup for more excellent money saving tips.