Online Calculator Shows You How Much You're Saving During Quarantine

Maybe the only upside of not being able to go anywhere is that we're saving a bunch of money.

This social distancing stuff sucks and we're all going a little stir crazy and it doesn't look like it's going to be ending anytime soon so let's try to look on the bright side. 

We're getting to spend a lot of time with our spouse and kids. Okay that may not apply to everyone. 

We're getting to work without pants. Sure that might not apply to everyone either.

You're getting a lot of projects done around the house you didn't have time for before? Not very handy huh? 

Well, here's one that does apply to everyone; we're saving a bunch of money. Because of social distancing and safer at home orders we aren't going anywhere so we're saving money by not using as much gas and we're not putting wear and tear on our vehicles. We're not meeting our friends and coworkers out for happy hour or bar nights so we're saving money by drinking at home. We're also probably not eating out as much. 

This  calculator helps you figure out just how much money you're saving during this time. You may be surprised.

Nikki "Nikilicious" Montgomery

I'm a Central Wisconsin girl born and raised. I grew up in Port Edwards and participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and softball as well as many clubs like National Honor Society, SADD, yearbook and forensics. I was a very busy high school student and still managed to get good enough grades to go to college at UW-Stevens Point where I was just as busy between working 3 jobs including executive staff positions at the campus alternative rock radio station and volunteering at the campus television station.

After graduation I thought I would take my BA in Mass Communications with emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism and Minor in Political Science and become a big time reporter in some major city. But instead my internship with our news station here at Midwest Communications turned into a part-time job and opened the door to the morning show co-host position at WDEZ. After 9 1/4 years of fun in the mornings I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and moved to The Workday Getaway.

I couldn't deny my love for rock anymore! It was time dive head first into the genre I spent my formative years listening to day in and day out. When the opportunity arose for me to become the Brand Manager for Rock 94.7 and host the morning show I couldn't pass it up.

I'm so happy that I stayed in Central Wisconsin I couldn't imagine raising my three daughters anywhere else.

Favorite band: STP

First concert: Bryan Adams 1992 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (I was 12)

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite pasttime: Watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Covert Affairs

Vice: Wine