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$900 away

May 5th, 2009 at 07:28 pm

I got my paycheck today and it was $352.43. I'm really surprised at how high it is. Right after I got my paycheck I went to the bank.

I put $176.23 in savings, $105.72 in IRA, and $70.48 I kept as spending money.

This brings my new totals to:
Savings: $3,607.06
IRA: $1,880.03

Yay! I am less than $900 away from completing my savings goal! I'm very happy about this.

Currently what I am doing with my paycheck is putting 50% in savings, 30% into IRA, and 20% as spending money. Once I complete my savings goal I plan on putting 40% into savings, 40% into IRA, and 20% as spending money. I'll keep doing this until I move out and real bills start coming in.

I'm going to save my spending money for a larger purchase. I'm not sure what yet (Coach bag? Nice piece of jewelry?), but I want to buy a special item for when I complete my goal(s).

3 Responses to “$900 away”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    At 20, saving money was the least of my concerns. It's refreshing to see that you make it a part of your life. I can't wait to see you meet your goal!

  2. cassandra Says:

    Thanks! I'm very excited about it too- I'm really looking forward to accomplishing my goal.

  3. Amber Says:

    Wow, you're doing great...you will meet your goal in no time Smile

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