Emergency Savings – Three Bucket System

The 3 Bucket Emergency Savings System is simple: 3 different buckets of money that are filled one at a time and contain different levels of risk and potential growth.  After first bucket fills, the excess flows into the 2nd bucket.  Next, when the 2nd bucket is filled, the excess flows into the 3rd bucket.  Lastly, the 3… Read More

How to Save Your Next Dollar

Savings steps, savings hierarchy

When I finally made the decision to put an emphasis on saving my money instead of spending it, I realized I had no real idea how to get started.  I know I was getting the full 3.5% company match (on 6% contribution) in my 401k thanks to auto-enrollment.  My dad started a Roth IRA for me some 12 years earlier, … Read More