The latest craze, fast food sliders or mini burgers, is hard to miss if you have turned on your television in the last six months. Many fast food and chain restaurants have jumped on the creative bandwagon, offering a variety of burger options.
We'll take a personal recommendation over a slick advertising campaign any day. With this in mind, we asked Budget Savvy readers for the names of their favorite hair care products. Some of the recommendations are splurges and some are easy on the wallet. But, according to our readers, they are all worth it!.
Being “Budget Savvy” does not have to mean doing everything yourself. I grew up on a family farm along with a large extended family. When something needed to be done, everyone pitched in and that often included making sure the food supply was abundant.
One of the major goals of Savvy Living is to save 20% of your income so you can spend the rest with abandon.
Now, if you haven't been able to reach that 20% goal yet, that is ok. It can often take 3 – 5 years to get to that point. What is important is that you're saving something and that you have created the habit of saving. Just remember to always be on the lookout for opportunities to increase the amount going into savings. That strong financial foundation is key.
At the same time, and here is where things can get a little tricky, you have to give yourself permission to spend the money that is left over after you have taken care of your true needs such as:
Automatically put money into your savings accounts
Paid your bills
Bought gas (or whatever you need in order to get to work to get that next paycheck)
If you do not give yourself some freedom around spending, there is too much potential to get frustrated and stop saving altogether.
Now this is where you need to be very honest with yourself and find a balancing point as you decide how much money you are going to allow yourself to spend as you please.
The weather has been a bit inconsistent this spring and quite chilly of late, but there has been just enough sunshine for your favorite veggies to get a good start. Here is my general guide for fruits and vegetables to look for in the coming months. Your local season will likely vary a bit, so keep an eye out for early arrivals and local favorites.