Any which way I look at it, pod coffees are a bit of luxury compared to instant, or drip coffee. I only bought mine so I could make my own coffee and not hurt myself with a dodgy ankle. It's still cheaper than going to a cafe and paying $4-5 for coffee, and a little cheaper than going to the servo and buying coffee. Plus, I like being able to stay in pjs and drink coffee in bed!
My point is, I bought some more pods today, and on reflection decided to make another smaller contribution to my University debt and also added some money to my shed/house fund which I want to pay with cash. I do not want a mortgage. In fact, the longer I leave it, the more determined I am to pay off my University debt and buy a house without debt.
That's just to encourage you to stick with your goals. $6 jeans help keep me funneling money where I want to. I am well aware that I need money for an emergency too. Once I buy a house/ shed I will plough money into a home improvement and emergency fund. I might even save up for a frugal holiday. To keep myself grounded I will make some more payments to charities too. My $6 jeans have the added bonus of adding to charity coffers. Win-win-win!