Below you’ll see the charts for the month. I still have one paycheck left to receive, so that should add to the month’s tally, but since I’ve done the last few months on the 23rd, I didn’t want to break that habit just yet. I guess it would make more sense to do this count on the first of each month for better consistency.
There’s really not much to say. I’d like to be making and saving more money, but it’s just not happening right now. With the winter coming, I’ll probably be spending $50 to $100 more a month for heating (electrical). I will be spending $50 less in rent for the next six months. Hopefully I can keep the rest of my spending down.
I’m currently putting 12% of my salary into the 401(k). Only the first 4% of my salary gets matched by company contributions; maybe I would be better off just putting in 4% to get the company match and saving more cash. Any suggestions from the readership?
Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published October 21, 2004. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.