I initiated a new recurring bank account transfer from my Wachovia checking account (my basic operating account) to my ING Direct savings account. As I can’t schedule a daily recurring transfer of $5, I added a weekly $35 transfer. Hopefully this will force me to tighten up my spending a little bit and provide me with a little more savings.
I also need to resume saving 10% of my “day job” paycheck and earmark that amount for emergency savings. In fact, I should start doing the same for all other income I earn. So far, my “extra income” is all deposited into another “subaccount” at ING Direct. I rarely touch it, saving as much as possible to reinvest into the projects that generate the income. Perhaps I should start “paying myself” from this income.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 30, 2006. 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.