I deposited my paycheck today and I just sent my first Roth IRA contributions. For more information about my goal of saving $48,000 this year, read this post. My total IRA contributions for 2006/2007 (for two accounts) will be $8000. I sent $400 to each account, for a total contribution of $800. (Normally I would save the entire amount in my ING Direct account and THEN transfer it to the two Roth IRA accounts, but I want to test out the new accounts to be sure that depositing the contributions goes off without a hitch.) I love saving money. It actually gets to be a little “addictive”. I’ve been reading several investing books (and visiting many of the investing sites listed at pfblogs.org!) trying to learn as much as I can about investing. I’ve never really liked buying individual stocks. My 403b account is rather aggressively distributed, so I’ll probably pursue a rather “tame” investment strategy inside of the two Roth IRAs. In fact, I’ll probably just buy more shares of RSP, an S&P500 ETF that I’ve purchased in the past. As always, whenever I make up my mind, I’ll let you know.