There are some of us that like focus on long term goals. I prefer the quick reward of short term goals from time to time, which is why I made a simple decision that saves me at least $500 a year. I removed my acrylic nails.
My nail issues go back. Way back. In high school I sought employment to maintain my nails each week. Over the years I have alternated between doing my own manicures and paying others. Somehow I began to pay for manicures again in November, just before vacation. I have been factoring my manicure expenses into my budget ever since. I have never been able to grow long nails and have always despised my short tips. Vitamins, treatments, nail hardeners. You name it, and I have probably used it in an attempt to strengthen my natural nails.
The goal was to eventually begin doing my own acrylic nails. But I never got around to doing my own acrylic nails. I felt that my time could be best spent on things like finishing my masters degree or continuing to bring you great-at least I hope you think it’s great-content.
While $25 bi-weekly seems insignificant, that’s $50 per month that could go towards paying off a debt. On March 1st I made the decision to start the month with removing my acrylic nails. I’m stepping up my financial goals a notch by squeezing an unnecessary item out of my budget.
I’d like to introduce to you the #MyFabIsLess challenge. Ask yourself, what can you squeeze out of your budget that will enable you to accomplish your financial goals quicker?
Share the item/habit you are giving up via the comments below or on social media using the #myfabisless tag.
I look forward to hearing what you are giving up. Hopefully it will provide others with ideas on how they can maximize their budget.