We all know that the latte a day habit adds up over time. And we should know that the lunch out a day does so even more.
To keep myself in check from the daily taco and teriyaki outsourcing of my coworkers, I made a simple post-it note. I keep it by my desk.
It shows what $50 would grow to be over 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 years at an optimistic 10 percent interest. It a gentle reminder that todays actions matter and how that habits compound over time.