STUDYING FOR A BIG, BIG TEST COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR WALLET!!
Explanation: I am currently studying for the Series 7 test. It covers pretty much all investment material, and if I pass it, I can trade pretty much any security. I will be a General Securities Representative. So, this is a pretty important test. Now, aside from paying for the actual test, which my employer so graciously paid for, studying for this thing could be expensive. I don't mind studying at my apartment, but I definitely fall asleep faster. So, I like to study with background noise. One of my favorite places to study in Tuscaloosa was Crimson Cafe, a nice coffee shop with good desserts and good sandwiches. The coffee wasn't too bad either. :-) So, here in B'ham, I have found O'Henry's. A nice little coffee shop. Good background music. Good background conversations. And really, really good coffee. Now, I'm not normally a coffee person. I'm not. But, I have discovered lately that caramel lattes aren't the only thing I'll drink. I discovered I could really become addicted to plain ole Hazelnut coffee. And, that my friends, is where my pocketbook could be in trouble. Yes, I could make coffee at home, but I would miss out on that coffee shop atmosphere. And, that, too, is important. So, as long as I'm studying, I'll probably be frequenting some coffee shop on a regular basis.
Not to mention buying cinnamon gum, which I hear improves retention and helps people do better on tests. (Yes, people have actually studied that sort of thing. Crazy, huh?)