I’ve been working, on and off, for a few months at putting my savings goals into words and into practice. Although I still have a ways to go I thought I’d start with a simple one.
I want to save money for my dogs.
Their care is not expensive and it’s not difficult for me to buy their food but I have found in the two years I’ve had dogs that basic things tend to slip my mind. Here’s my doggy savings plan:
Yearly Registration: $19
Dog #1: $9.50
Dog #2: $9.50
Dog #1: $17.00
Dog #2: $17.00
Flea Medication: $288
Dog #1: $150.00 ($50/4 months, $100/8 months)
Dog #2: $138.00 ($46/4 months, $92/8 months)
I currently have $350 in savings for my dogs. Registration is not due until January but it may increase if I move to a new county. Both dogs are set on shots for the year and this price reflects a 6-way shot plus rabies. I have enough flea medication for the end of the year so the amount I’ve saved should be sufficient for 2009. I plan on saving the same, if not more for 2010 and that amounts to just $28/month to maintain. I’ll aim for $30/month in a high yield account in order to maximize my interest.