GI Jane Finances

May 28, 2009

Savings guilt

Filed under: Uncategorized — gijanefinances @ 1:30 pm

I haven’t restarted the Thrift Savings Plan, so I can increase my liquid savings.  Plus, the move in July will cut my paycheck by $1050 in tax free allowances *sniffs*.  I should have about $9,000-$10,000 in savings by August.  Apart from the start-up costs in moving, I should be in a good place.  So, I ran the numbers in the paycheckcity.com calculator:

Mid-July:

Net pay every two weeks: $1732.79 after contributing 18% to TSP.  After BAS and COLA, it should be around $1875.31.  So, I still plan on $208 for the Roth and $500 for savings.  I am considering $500 to pay extra on the rental every 2 weeks.  I will have about $667.31 left running around money.  The dollar is stronger in Korea than Japan.  I will have to be strategic in my shopping, especially how cheap it is supposed to be.  But, for now, I want to continue enjoying an extra $1k a month until the move.

GI Jane

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1 Comment »

  1. 18% to TSP — way to go

    Comment by Moneymonk — June 13, 2009 @ 4:41 am


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