(Closed) How’s your saving going?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We just recently opened a joint account and deposited gifts.  Our wedding isn’t until 2013 so hopefully, we have enough by then.  Good luck!

Post # 4
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fiance had a very nice savings cushion before I moved in.  However, a good portion of it went towards a $10k deck that is being put on the house at the moment. 

Then we’ll fill that savings back up with our monthly incomes.  I am trying to forecast how much we’ll have in savings over time by find the differences after known monthly expenses are subtracted. 

Once the wedding is out of the way we can really crank down on creating that emergency fund and maximizing our retirmeent accounts.  I am looking forward to that part very much!

Post # 5
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have been saving before years (long before we got engaged) and just put in like 5-10 dollars a week and 1/2 of the amount we get for gifts on Christmas, birthdays etc.. A couple months ago we had almost 5500$, until christmas came around and we didnt have any money saved up for gift (I get a little carried away when it comes to christmas presents) Anyways, I finished christmas shopping and looked into out savings account and theres 4500.. *sigh.*.

Post # 7
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It is hard to save money, but I just put away a few hundred each paycheck and forbid myself to touch it for any reason. By the time the wedding is here, we should have a good amount saved up. 

Post # 8
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ugh…not as good as I would like it to.  We put set amounts into our TFSA’s and retirement plans, but I wanted to put more in now that the wedding is over.

Post # 9
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Haha… I have been thinking about this lately. A lot. Which is why my blog today was called Christmas vs. Wedding. The whole spend it or save it thing is really in focus for me this year since I have a big event like this to pay for.

Not doing much for Christmas at all. I LOVE to give gifts, but this year I had to limit my spending to $100 for everybody. It’s been hard, and I might still go over a bit, but my whole family knows what is going on, and won’t expect huge, expensive presents- they never do!

Christmas vs. Wedding (or spending vs. saving)

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