Four weeks ago I set a goal for myself to have a 4 week flash savings challenge. At the end of the 4 weeks, my goal was to have $3,000 in our emergency fund savings. (We started with $611 in our savings, so we need to get $2,389 in four weeks.)
We did make a fair amount this week, which is great, but we didn’t completely accomplish our goal (yet), because we are still waiting on my husband’s $1,700 conference reimbursement check. We are also waiting on payment for an item I sold on eBay for $309, and a flexible spending reimbursement of $260. That is $2,269 we are waiting on!
As soon as those items come in, this challenge will be more than met, but until then, I am coming up a bit short.
However, we did add a good chunk of change to the emergency fund this week. Here is how:
Extra Job #1: $25
Extra Job #2: $100
FSA Reimbursement: $70
Extra Job #3: $75
Anniversary Cash Gift: $20
Extra Job #4: $25
Total for Week Four: $315
Total for Week Three: $485.77
Total for Week Two: $447.50
Total for Week One: $254.34
New Emergency Fund Total: $2,113.61
Starting Emergency Fund Total: $611