It’s easy to get overly focused on (and worried about) saving for the big purchases, the long-term goals. For balance, sprinkle your savings plan with things you can save for today:
- A new suit.
- That eco-skillet you’ve had your eye on.
- New cushions to revive the sofa.
- An ice cream maker.
Save-for-today projects are a great refresher course in the fun side of saving. Break down the cost into attainable, weekly (even daily) savings goals, and quickly find ways to carve out that cash from your existing spending.
How fast could you save for a $50 ice cream maker? If you can save $1.66 a day, you’ll have it while the weather is still warm.