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$48,000 Goal Update: 8 Months

I’m working towards saving $48,000 this year, which is 60% of our gross household income.

Click here to read all posts associated with my $48000 goal.

Click here to read about my savings and investing goals for 2007.

Here’s my updated chart with detailed information:


Explanation: I ‘borrowed’ $5000 from my ING Direct Savings Account so that I could fully-fund my Roth IRA for 2006.  I’m in the process of ‘paying myself back’.  Since last month, I’ve managed to deposit $2000 into my wife’s Roth and an additional $1500 into my ING Directs Savings Account.

At this point, I should have saved $4000 per month for a total of $32000.  But, I’ve only managed to save $28,500, so I’m $3500 “short” of where I had hoped to be.  Why?  When calculating my budget for 2007, I made a major miscalculation and forgot about a $500 per month recurring expense.  Still, I pretty pleased with my progress and I’ll be working very hard to reach my goal by December.

(You can also follow my progress over at the No Credit Needed Network: NCN 2007)

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