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Making a start?

March 19th, 2006 at 02:34 pm

I've been lurking for long enough and feel it's time for me to start writing to keep track of where I'm up to.
I'm currently saving up for a wedding later this year and also to give us a good foundation for married life. As my fiance won't be able to work for several months leading up to the wedding, it's important I make as much headway now as I can (and I have already made some).
I don't have much debt to speak of - except for my student loans. These are interest free (at least, I only pay the inflation rate on them) so it makes more sense for me to put any spare cash I have into savings.
I have lots of different thoughts whizzing round in my head about my money most of the time, and hope I can use this journal to separate things out and keep track of my successes! (Once money has disappeared into my savings account I tend to forget about it and feel like I haven't achieved anything!)

6 Responses to “Making a start?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Well good luck. At your young age, I hope the first thing you do is start a roth ira when you get enough saved.

  2. Single Mom Extraordinaire Says:

    Welcome. I'm new too.

    Congrats on your forthcoming marriage, but always make sure that you have credit apart from your husband. So many women tend not to take care of themselves in this regard. However, you are the breadwinner now, so it's not likely that you won't take care of your own needs financially. Smile
    Good luck and happy saving!

  3. baselle Says:

    Good luck! If you are getting a decent interest rate, its better to ignore your savings than to keep dipping into them.

  4. loubilou Says:

    Ima, I live in the UK so we don't have Roth IRA. I do, however have a good company pension plan, and also make something called "Additional voluntary contributions" on top of that.

  5. jeffrey Says:

    Glad to see you come out of lurkhood to participate. I'm looking forward to reading your progress over the rest of the year.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    i live in the UK too, I thought i was the only one here that did

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