This article is a response based on the series of spirited debates over this article on the Dr Wealth website :

I thought I should share a few insights on this issue because at least one guy on the BIGS FB group has threatened to stop reading Dr Wealth for good, and I am working to contribute an article myself sometime next week and don’t want to lose fans when I start.

For a start, Starbucks has become some kind of whipping boy by personal finance experts thanks to David Bach who came out with the concept known as The Latte Factor. After a while, as an occasional customer of Starbucks, I think that personal finance experts misrepresent Starbucks selling proposition. Starbucks is selling a new kind of space that is neither home nor the office. By paying the price of a latte, you get to park …