Today, akar is the amount of money we spend on food or on the items in our home. I believe it has been popularized in the last few years to mean the number of dollars we save, and it is the number we spend for everything else in our lives. I know it can be difficult to understand the difference between akar and kar (karma), but I think in the end, it is the difference between a day and a lifetime.
I am the type of person who will organize my entire home (including closets) based on what I need for vacation. Making sure that all vital supplies are in one place, even if it means putting them into a carry-on and checking out early from work so as not to miss any flights!