Dr Mumbo

Save $10,000, the David Koch way

Dr Mumbo always eats lunch at his desk, so you can imagine his joy when he discovered this was the path to wealth. In today’s edition of The Daily Telegraph, Libby & David Koch told readers they could save 50 dollary-doos a week by simply thinking ahead and bringing their own tasty treats to work.

“That’s $2,600 a year,” Dr Mumbo hears the mathematically-inclined among you thinking.

Not so, according to the formidable pair at MoneyHQ. 

How much do you spend on egg sandwiches Kochie?

“It’s hard to buy a sandwich and a drink for less than $10,” the article says. (‘Incorrect’, thinks Dr Mumbo as he takes his egg sandwich through the Woolworths checkout – but he reads on anway. Surely there will be some economic wisdom in here.)

“Plan ahead when you do the weekly grocery shop and take a packed lunch to work. Save $50 a week, $200 a month, $10,000 a year.”

David and Libby: More weeks in the year than the rest of us at their disposal

Dr Mumbo is no economist, but no matter how many times he did the calculation, he could not make $50 x 52 (weeks), or $200 x 12 (months) equal $10,000. Perhaps that’s why Kochie, and not Dr Mumbo, fronts Australia’s favourite breakfast show.

Still, thinks Dr Mumbo, $2,600 isn’t bad. It’ll get Dr Mumbo at least two houses in Sydney, according to Domain, with money left over for egg sandwiches.

Imagine how much he could do with $10,000…..


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