One of my goals for 2008 is to rebuild my non-retirement savings. In 2007, we purchased a new-to-us minivan and in early 2008, we had a new baby (and purchased several baby-related items). These expenses worked together to dramatically reduce our non-retirement savings and I’ve been working diligently to rebuild them.
I just made a transfer from my primary checking account to my ING DIRECT Savings Account. My current balance now rests at $5,000. My goal for 2008 is $16,000. Bright readers who can quickly do math in their heads will have already calculated that $16,000 divided by 12 months is $1,333.33. So, after 5 months, I’m a little behind. O.K. I’m a lot behind. In fact, I’m $1,666.6 behind. But, alas, I have a plan!
In just a few weeks, I should receive my economic stimulus rebate check. The amount on the check will read $1,800. I’ll deposit the check and – abracadabra – I’ll be right back on track.
Click here to see my current savings chart over at the.