I am a person who has had a retirement account for two months

This is the two month anniversary of my taking the *enormous* step of moving some money from savings (accessible) to savings (non-accessible, which means they won’t get spent). As I wrote a few days later, this was something I hadn’t felt so bad about not doing — until all of a sudden I felt really, really bad about it.

I feel like a different person than I did at the start of the panic attack that impelled all of this change. I’m still plenty worried about my income (present and future) and I’ve taken only small steps towards reining in daily spending, but I have taken those steps and once my complicated multi-state move is over and I start my new job, I’m going to take more. I’m excited to see what happens next.

4 thoughts on “I am a person who has had a retirement account for two months

  1. I have had a retirement account for half a month. It has about $300 in it, so it’s not exactly impressive – but it definitely relieves a bit of stress! Good for us for starting to save 🙂

    1. Woo! In the grand scheme of things, $300 and $2500 are about the same — neither will get us very far — but it’s nice to have gotten underway, isn’t it? Go us. 🙂

  2. It’s so true what they say: starting is the hardest part. I’ve had my retirement account for just about the same amount of time as you and of course there’s not a lot in it but at least I can say I am saving for my future. So congrats for taking a step in the right direction! I’m excited to read what happens next for you 🙂

    1. Thanks, and the same to you!

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