Being Frugal While Enjoying Iced SIPPITY LITE Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 9/6/2016

As a young 23-year-old adult who has just entered the workforce as a computer programmer I was faced with a choice in life-to buy a new car or a used car. Weighing my choice to purchase a new car was the fact that I could afford a new car, my image to date around and the fact that it would be reliable and was under warranty. On the other side of the coin if I bought a used car I would not have car payments, the car might not be reliable and my image would take a “hit”.

Growing up my parents instilled in me the value of money. There are three ways to earn money-work for it, pay less and earn a return on your investment. This carried over throughout college as the limited funds I had to live on made me a very frugal person. “But, boy did I ever want that new Black Camaro,” I thought to myself. “I earned it. I went without for so long in college that it was time to treat myself.”

On Friday night I dropped by my parent’s house to show them pictures of the new Camaro I was intending to buy tomorrow. No sooner did I mention new car, then my Dad explained to me how expensive a new car is. He really opened my eyes when we sat down and he told me the average car payment in the US today is $483/month. “Add insurance on a new car and your payments will exceed $750/month,” he added. “After taxes you will have earn about $1000/month to pay for the car.”

“That’s one third of my monthly gross!” I pronounced.

A few days later I stopped by local coffee house in my new used 12-year-old Ford Explorer to purchase a container of Iced Sippity Lite chocolate marshmallow sugar free hot chocolate and think about the $8,000 in savings I will enjoy over the next two years

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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