Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2015 Check-In
The Billfold

I think as I recall what I mostly posted about last month was my savings for a new (used) car… which has suddenly become rather urgent since my car has yet another exhaust problem and it is really not worth fixing. I have $6,600 in that account now and expect that by the end of the month it will be $0, plus I will take between $1,000 and $4,000 from emergency savings so that I can buy a car outright and not have a car payment.

So, 2016 goals:

  • Build emergency savings back up to $7K from whatever it gets down to after I buy a car
  • Max out my Roth IRA again
  • Contribute at least $3K to my brokerage account
  • Enough travel savings to cover two trips (potentially Portugal and Colombia but TBD)