Post # 1
I’m reviewing our savings goals for 2012 and would also like to make some for 2013… and I’m curious what other in the hive aim for. I realize housing/debt/income is all relative, and am wondering what percentage of your net income you attempt to save (after taxes are taken out of your check).
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I try to save anything we don’t need for the necessities (food, bills, meds, etc) because we’re saving to pay off student debt, buy a car (we live in the city now and use public transit), and a house. I voted in the 41-50% category.
Post # 4
I save about 25% of my income but may have to cut that a bit as DH will be earning a lot less this year.
Post # 5
My boyfriend and I have combined our finances and we try to save about 40% of our but net income. Obviously over Christmas and stuff we had more expenses and didn’t save as much but we generally try to save around $800-900 a week…
We are hoping to buy a house in the next 6 months so are saving for a deposit.
Post # 6
we save about 55% monthly
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
My checks get direct deposited, so with every paycheck, 40% automatically goes into my savings account. Occasionally for big things I use my savings account, but for the most part, the rest goes into checking which is the only source of income I use. Oh, and my 401K contribution is something around 8 or 10%, so that technically counts too I think? It helps that the area we live in has a lower cost of living and our rent is dirt cheap, so when we move to the city next year I’m not sure I’ll be able to maintain 40% saving…