Financial experts have said that the global crisis will last until the end of the year. So we still have few months left to scrimp and save. One of the ways by which I saved is through the use of a single cup coffee machine. Since I am the only one who regularly drinks coffee at home, it was best for the budget of the whole household if I buy a single cup coffee machine. This is actually considered as an investment. So I do not have to buy those instant coffees and lower my standards. I can still maintain drinking brewed coffee which is what I am used to anyways. There is no waste coffee wise and money wise.