When it comes to saving money, there are various strategies you can put into place. Like a science experiment, the first step in saving money is knowing where you’re money is currently going.
Finding out where you’re at sounds simple, but it can be challenging. Why? Because once you know, the drive to change will kick you in the rear.
It’s important to continue enjoy your life while you cutting down on spending. Falling off the money-tracking wagon is a lot like eating a whole pizza after 6 weeks on the Special K diet. You might start out thinking, “Hmmm, this cereal is pretty good.” But at some point you’re going to want pepperoni.
Tracking spending habits can lead to a rapid decline is the amount of cash that gets used on small, fun items, like a fruit smoothy from a coffee shop.
That’s why it was so exciting to find this recipe “Fruitastic Summer Smoothie Blast“. An average smoothy from a coffee shop or fast food joint is around $4.00. Crafting your own smoothy at home is under a dollar.
As you balance your budget, its important to keep your life balanced as well. There are reasons why you do what you do. Ask yourself if you just love the taste of smoothies. If that’s the case, save yourself a bundle, and make them at home.
But what if the reason you adore smoothies is the atmosphere of your local coffee shop? It’s perfectly reasonable to go out and support the businesses you admire and enjoy.
I once read the book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff.” And while the book offers up many good ideas, I’m not sure that it is all small stuff.
Meaning? Have a slice of pizza, now and then, it’s all about balance.
How often is “now and then”?
That’s up to you