Friday, October 4, 2013

2013 Savings Goals - Rapid Catch Up

(1) Max out 401k(s) -        $25,581 (73%)  (goal is $35,000)
(2) Max out IRA(s) -         $11,000 (100%)    (goal is $11,000)
(3) Add to e/r fund -          $7,600 (76%)    (goal is $10,000)
(4) Pay down mortgage -   $3,735 (75%)    (goal is $5,000)
(5) Trading account fund - $3,900  (75%)    (goal is $5,000)
(6) House projects -          $1,900 (63%)     (goal is $3,000)

Total:  $53,716 (78%)

Since my last savings goal update post, I've done some noodling and some moving of monies.  As such, we are now on target to complete most of our 2013 savings goals.

First, as previously noted, I have maxed out our 2013 IRAs savings account, meaning that I have that money sitting in cash but ready to invest.  And depending on the market, I may invest sooner rather than later if the government shutdown continues to depress the market.

Second, I have taken a chunk of Mr. Sam's severance monies and put it into our trading account fund. Again, this money is simply sitting in cash, but the idea would be for Mr. Sam to invest these funds, even if not tax advantages, to make up for the fact that he was unable to max out his 2012 401k due to his layoff.

Third, I have caught up on our principal prepayment goal and I'm now back on track to complete the goal of paying down an extra $5,000 on our mortgage (on our primary home)

Accordingly, right now we are $600 ahead on our savings goals.  Whoo-hoo!!

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