I noticed this morning when logging in to my retirement accounts that there was a significant increase in the balance. Hmmm....that's strange, the market has been decreasing a little bit, how do I have more money? Ah, the 2012 company match was deposited in the last few days. Oh how I love to see that increase! Woohoo! It's seeing that which makes me so glad I work for a company that cares about my future, even when I'm no longer working here. While it's only a 3% match, it's 3% more than I had before and who can balk at free money?! Certainly not me!
I'm hoping in the next couple years that as I continue to put the 3% in to my company sponsored retirement plan, I can also start to max out my Roth IRA account annually as well. I'm also fortunate to have worked in the past for a company that earned me a small pension when I'm ready to retire. Hey, every bit helps I say. I only have a few more years of loan payments to my parents and that will free up an extra $2,000 annually to add to retirement and/or investments and I'm diligently making extra payments to my car loan to obliterate that as quickly as possible as well as staying credit card debt free. If I continue to do these same things, in a couple years, the only debt I will have will be mortgage debt and then I will really have money to throw at my future.
Current debt: $235,215.08 (looking forward to this going down this coming Friday when many payments hit!)