Thursday, December 11, 2008

2009 financial goals

All of the personal finance blogs I read are posting about their 2009 financial goals. There's a good post at The Dough Roller about setting SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound). As CFO of this household, here's ours:

1. Pay off the balance of 0% financing for our electronics purchases by the end of March.
2. Fully contribute to both Roth IRAs for 2009.
3. Increase our emergency savings account to $10,000 by the end of the year in preparation for CD laddering.
4. Open a 401k whenever I get a job (hopefully soon!) and contribute at least 10% of my salary.
5. Pay off at least $1000 in my student loan balance by the end of the year.
6. Open a taxable account to start saving towards the down payment on our next house.

(Slightly updated version here!)

1 comment:

Matt Silverthorn said...

We're so responsible!