I keep adding to my savings

@NJChicaa (68563)
United States
October 9, 2019 7:16pm CST
When I moved out of my home in April I had zero dollars in savings. That's because my now ex-husband and I didn't have any savings to split or fight over. I am now living in an apartment and my goal is to buy a house sometime in the next year or two. To that end I've been transferring hundreds of dollars from my checking account to my savings account. I just added $200 and crossed the $3000 benchmark. I know it isn't much in the grand scheme of things but I was happy to get to 3K. I'll be interested to see how much I can save over the rest of the work year. Realistically I won't be able to start looking for a house for another 2 years. I will be happy if I can get out of here earlier than that. We shall see.
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@lovebuglena (13274)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Oct
That's a good amount in such a short time. Long way to go toward saving up for a house though.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
yeah I know
@lovebuglena (13274)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Oct
@NJChicaa I live in my parents' other house but would prefer to own my own home. Gonna take a long time for that to happen.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
@lovebuglena I don't want to be here for a long time so I am saving everything I can.
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@snowy22315 (76406)
• United States
10 Oct
What happened to your old house? Is he living in it? Did he buy you out? Did you sell it? You should have a big chunk of money from that.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
He kept it and paid off all debt
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@snowy22315 (76406)
• United States
10 Oct
@NJChicaa Hmmm, did your lawyer think that was a good deal? More often it is sold as part of a divorce and the proceeds are split.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
@snowy22315 it’s a long story but I got the better end of the deal
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@LeaPea2417 (26900)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Oct
That is very good that you are saving money. I honestly wish we could do that.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I'm doing my best
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@LeaPea2417 (26900)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Oct
@NJChicaa I am happy you are trying, continued good luck with it.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
@LeaPea2417 thanks!
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@allen0187 (34553)
• Philippines
11 Oct
$3,000 is better than zero dollars. Good job!
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
11 Oct
very true
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@allen0187 (34553)
• Philippines
11 Oct
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• United States
10 Oct
OhI know it wont be long before you have your very own house Chicaa. You can do it!!
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks
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• United States
10 Oct
@NJChicaa Welcome
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@Marty1 (49748)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Oct
I am sure you will be living In a beautiful house before you know it!
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I hope so
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@Marty1 (49748)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Oct
@NJChicaa you will as you are already doing great!
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@Nakitakona (15023)
10 Oct
That's fine. Hope you can achieve it. Good luck.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thank you!
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@Nakitakona (15023)
10 Oct
@NJChicaa You're welcome.
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@hillhjill (19759)
• United States
10 Oct
That's great to hear and glad to hear that you looking forward to getting another house.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks. I am not a fan of apartment living
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@hillhjill (19759)
• United States
10 Oct
@NJChicaa you're welcome, and I can relate.
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@Happy2BeMe (90615)
• Canada
10 Oct
You are doing great. You saved $3000 in a short tim3.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I'm trying! I want a house again.
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@Happy2BeMe (90615)
• Canada
10 Oct
@NJChicaa and you will no doubt
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• United States
11 Oct
Congratulations that is a good chunk of change and sorry to discover you got divorced
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
11 Oct
Thank you.
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@yoalldudes (11002)
• Philippines
10 Oct
Stories of people saving and investing delights me. I'm happy that you are doing this. I also am accumulating some coins, small dividends and well myLot earnings, selling some stuff. My goal is humble though, to buy an HP laptop. But the journey is fun.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks
@dodo19 (38672)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Oct
It's great that you've been able to build up your savings. I would so love to be able to have some savings.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I'd rather be with my ex and back in my home than have savings but I understand where you are coming from.
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@Starkinds (17811)
• India
10 Oct
You are great savings my dear all the best
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
thanks!
@db20747 (24109)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
10 Oct
Keep plugging away!! U will be there soon!!
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I hope so!
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@andriaperry (93741)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
Way to go! In no time you will have a nice down payment.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks. I'm working on it!
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@paigea (25000)
• Canada
10 Oct
Great savings.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thanks. I'm working on it.
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@Tina30219 (43360)
• Onaway, Michigan
10 Oct
That is good news you are doing good on the saving for your new home you will be there before you know it. Before we know it there will be a post saying I got me a house
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
that will be wonderful for you!
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• Peoria, Arizona
10 Oct
In my eyes that is actually amazing! Keep it up!
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
Thank you.
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Oct
Good for you. Keep pushing forward.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
I am trying!
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
10 Oct
that is good. Definitely good for you.
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@NJChicaa (68563)
• United States
10 Oct
thank you