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How much Money do you have Saved???

Regular Contributor

How much Money do you have Saved???

Hi I'm curious to know what my peers savings account & etc look like,.. Since this is a safe place to share financial info, let's grow our savings & credit together

Me:

Age -33F
Savings- $3500
Fico - 672

Goal by year end~
Savings - $20,000
Fico- 750






Starting Score: 524
Current Score:672-709
Goal Score:800

WellsFargo $2700 - NF Rewards Visa Signature $5000 - NF Rewards $3200 - Barclay $5500 - Walmart $3500- Sleep center $2000 - Cap One Quick Silver $4500 - Khols $300- HHGreggs $3000 - NFCU Checking Line $15,000 - Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
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Frequent Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Age - 25M

Savings (not counting retirement) - $2500

Fico - 769

No debt

 

Goal by year end

Savings - $15000

 

A great place to record and track your finances every month is NetworthShare.com

TU: 768 | EQ: 769 | EX: 764
Last INQ: 9/3/16
AAoA: 2y 11m
Lowest limit: Citi Double Cash MasterCard - $14,000
Highest limit: Discover It - $56,000
Available credit: $177,100 (6 cards)
Regular Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing!!






Starting Score: 524
Current Score:672-709
Goal Score:800

WellsFargo $2700 - NF Rewards Visa Signature $5000 - NF Rewards $3200 - Barclay $5500 - Walmart $3500- Sleep center $2000 - Cap One Quick Silver $4500 - Khols $300- HHGreggs $3000 - NFCU Checking Line $15,000 - Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
New Member

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Very impressive goal!
Valued Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Currently have 14 months of take home sitting in cash.  Yes, this violates the 6 month criteria but I sleep better knowing it is there.

 

Aside from (1) CC reporting a balance I am 100% debt free.



Regular Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Nice! Any investments MC?






Starting Score: 524
Current Score:672-709
Goal Score:800

WellsFargo $2700 - NF Rewards Visa Signature $5000 - NF Rewards $3200 - Barclay $5500 - Walmart $3500- Sleep center $2000 - Cap One Quick Silver $4500 - Khols $300- HHGreggs $3000 - NFCU Checking Line $15,000 - Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
Valued Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

7k in emergency fund

1k in short term savings (for car/bike/life insurance, other upcoming expenses)

4k in debt (student loan)

No other debt.

My financial goal this year is to get emergency fund to 8k and student loan down to $3.5k. I think I'll be able to easily hit this goal.

I have nothing in retirement Smiley Sad I really need to learn about investing. My income is only 30k for now and I am stretched about as far as I can get. I need a second job. 

Fico scores as of 7/14/16 are EQ: 797 TU: 791 EX: 804
Regular Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Ann that's still really good. How old are you? As you reduce your debt and save your short term savings could become emergency fund, and emergency fund retirement. If you have a company matching 401K plan you should really consider jumping on that fast. If not (like me 😢) consider an Roth IRA and CDs.. If you have military affiliations NFCU has good rates.






Starting Score: 524
Current Score:672-709
Goal Score:800

WellsFargo $2700 - NF Rewards Visa Signature $5000 - NF Rewards $3200 - Barclay $5500 - Walmart $3500- Sleep center $2000 - Cap One Quick Silver $4500 - Khols $300- HHGreggs $3000 - NFCU Checking Line $15,000 - Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000
Valued Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???


800ficogirl wrote:
Ann that's still really good. How old are you? As you reduce your debt and save your short term savings could become emergency fund, and emergency fund retirement. If you have a company matching 401K plan you should really consider jumping on that fast. If not (like me 😢) consider an Roth IRA and CDs.. If you have military affiliations NFCU has good rates.

I am 32, which is entirely too old to be living life without a retirement plan. I have bought so many books and such but I really just don't understand investing so I don't want to jump into it yet. I work for a small law firm that does not offer a 401k. They do have a profit sharing plan but I won't qualify to join that until I have been there for two years (which will be in a couple of months). I feel pretty good about my student loan. It started at around 8k last January so I have paid half of it off in the last year. I think I will be able to knock it out in the next year or two while still contributing a good amount to my emergency savings. I can't decide on what amount I am comfortable with in my savings. I guess ideally you want as much as possible in the emergency fund. But when do you stop saving for emergencies and start saving for a house or other large things?

 

Fico scores as of 7/14/16 are EQ: 797 TU: 791 EX: 804
Regular Contributor

Re: How much Money do you have Saved???

Oh trust me I understand. We are very close in age and I feel the same with investments. It's like I almost don't trust the stock market, yet feel left out and silly for not investing sooner. I already missed Google, and most of the well known stocks like Pepsi, & etc has already reached maximum growth,.. Now it's up .10 and down .12 like a see-saw.. I don't want to tie up thousands of dollars into something that's not soaring in value but I also don't want it sitting in my checking/savings depreciating.. I don't truly understand index and mutual funds ~ sigh... So for now I've been just sticking to CDs and trying out this roth IRA to see how well it does.
Good for you paying down your student loans. I would focus on getting all debts paid before heavily saving/investing. 2% APY is fine, but not worth losing 6%-8% in student loan interest.






Starting Score: 524
Current Score:672-709
Goal Score:800

WellsFargo $2700 - NF Rewards Visa Signature $5000 - NF Rewards $3200 - Barclay $5500 - Walmart $3500- Sleep center $2000 - Cap One Quick Silver $4500 - Khols $300- HHGreggs $3000 - NFCU Checking Line $15,000 - Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000