My main hobby is barbershop singing! That $1400 would mean I wouldn't have to pay the $90 yearly fee to our international organization. I plan to be a 50-year member so I figure it will pay for itself
Sounds like fun!
I will look into mutual funds - my work has financial advisers I can meet with. I might need to do that as I have no idea what I'm doing. I just contribute to a retirement account that was recommended based on my age.
Remember: Diversify, diversify, diversify. Don't stick all your eggs in one basket. Consider a Roth IRA, Bonds, and saving up for a home purchase.
My emergency fund will be at my goal on Friday when I got paid! Woohoo!
Then I get started on my $1400 goal. I don't think that will take long and imagine I'll get there before my Dec. 1 goal.
Then: On to down payment saving!
My boss is on maternity leave right now so I am taking over some of her duties. In return, I got a temporary 10% raise. Woot! Excited to see what that looks like on my paycheck.
Looks like you're on the right track! And a raise is fantastic! How long is your boss going to be out?
How old is your car? How many miles are on it? Have you started saving for repairs/replacement of this vehicle?