Sunday, August 10, 2014

My TBD Fund

I don't know about you, but all this New York talk has me thinking about life after graduation from graduate school and what the future holds. More often than not, I find myself throwing around the idea of one day beginning an adventure in a completely new place. With that comes the feeling of giving up everything I have now. Is anyone else freaked out by this idea?
Though I have nearly ten months until graduation, I can't help but wonder what's next. In the meantime, I figure the least I can do is start saving a little money. As we all know, you can dream all day long, but you can't take action without the funds to back these decisions. 
Just last week, I took a small step toward my future by opening up a new savings account. I've decided that every month between now and whenever I make a life change, I'm going to put in $75.00. It doesn't seem like much, but when graduation comes, I'll have $750.00. In just one year, I'll have $900.00 to put toward whatever I please. 
I'll be the first to admit that saving money has never been my strong suit. If I see something I love while shopping, I'll find a way to make it happen. By opening this new savings account that I've coined "My TBD Fund," this money is kept completely separate from everything else. When I am ready to make a life change, whether it's ten months or ten years from now, the money that I've saved will be waiting to help pave the way. For a girl that never stops dreaming, that sounds pretty darn good!

via

Love what you're reading?
Follow Sweet Like a Song on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook!

As always, Have a Sweet Day!

1 comment:

Ashley Morris said...

I was just thinking about building up a separate savings for a big "splurge" by slowly adding money each month- maybe taking it from my weekly Starbucks runs :) I have read a lot on personal finances and how to save by Dave Ramsey and it was very eyeopening. We now stick to a tight monthly budget and categorize everything to ensure that each month we put money away for a house. I highly recommend it!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Sweet Like A Song
10k (9) 11 things (1) 12 To-Dos in 2012 (2) 13.1 (2) 2011 (1) 2012 (2) 2013 (13) 2013 goals (14) 2014 (7) 2014 Goals (2) 22 (6) 22nd birthday (7) 22nd birthday 22 (2) 23 (9) 23rd birthday (9) 26 acts (1) 26 Acts of Kindness (1) 3.1 (1) 365 Project (1) 40 Day Challenge (1) 50 followers (2) 50 Shades of Grey (1) 50 weddings (1) 5k (8) accessories (1) accomplishments (4) adventure (1) advice (1) age (1) aha moments (1) alpha phi (12) alterations (1) alumna (1) amazing (1) ambitions (1) America (2) American Flag (1) anchor (1) Anchor Monogram (1) Andrew (2) Ann Taylor Loft (1) Anna Paschal Photography (1) Anniversary (4) Anthropologie (1) apartment (8) Apartment Decor (6) apartment furniture (6) apartment hunting (1) apartment living (3) apartment tour (2) Appalachian (17) Appalachian Athletics (1) Appalachian Mountain Brewery (1) Appalachian New York Loft (9) Appalachian State University (22) Apple Store (1) Applebee's (1) Ashley Brooke Designs (4) Asics (1) Asics Noosa Tri 7 (1) ASU (3) ASU Triple Crown (2) Atlanta (1) Ava Torties (1) award (1) awkward situation (1) azalea pink (1) Bachelorette (1) Bachelorette party (1) Back to School (2) Bad dates (1) balloons (1) bar hopping (1) Baseball (1) basketball (2) Bathing Suit (1) Be Brave (1) Beach (4) beach accessories (2) beach reading (2) beach trip (4) beach vacation (8) beauty (1) bedazzle (2) bedding (2) bedroom decor (4) bedside tables (1) Beer (1) Best Friends (3) Bethesda Fountain (1) big/little (2) big/little week (2) Birdie Says Caw Caw (1) birthday (32) Birthday Cake (1) birthday candles (1) Birthday Crafts (2) birthday decorations (1) birthday dress (7) birthday invitations (2) birthday outfits (1) birthday party (5) black and gold dress (2) Black Friday (2) Black Friday Shopping (1) Black Lace Dress (1) Black Saturday (1) Blair Eadie (2) blog business cards (3) blog changes (4) Blog design (1) blog friends (2) blog inspiration (1) blogger business cards (2) blogger meet-up (2) blogging (3) Blogoversary (2) Blondes (1) Blowing Rock (2) book club (1) books (7) Boone (24) Boston (1) boutiques (1) Bow Bandeau (2) Bow Bridge (1) Bow Swimsuit (1) bows (5) Boyfriend (13) boys (1) Brina Box (1) Broadway (1) business cards (1) button swap (1) cabin (1) calligraphy (2) canvas (2) canvas tote (1) cap (1) Cape Hatteras (2) carnival (1) carnival themed birthday (2) Carolina Cup (4) Carolyna (1) Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment (1) catching up (2) celebrations (2) champagne (3) change (12) change of plans (2) chapstick (1) Charleston (9) cheers (1) cheetah heels (1) chevron (7) chevron shower curtain (1) Chicago on Broadway (1) chicken and waffles (2) Chili's (1) chocolate (1) Christmas (17) Christmas cards (4) Christmas list (2) Christmas spirit (1) Christmas sweater party (1) Cinderella Crown (1) Cinderella Running Costume (2) circle monogram (1) clothes (7) coffee (1) Coffee Table Books (2) Coffee Table Decor (2) Coke (1) college (5) color (1) commencement (3) commencement weekend (1) Concert (1) concerts (1) confetti (1) confetti art (1) confused (1) consignment furniture shopping (1) Convocation (1) cookies (1) cooking (3) Cooking Lessons (1) cookout (1) Cooper River Bridge Run (1) coozie (1) costumes (1) country music (1) Courtney (4) Courtney's getting married (2) Cover 2 Cover book club (2) cowboy boots (4) Coyote Kitchen (1) craft tutorial (5) crafts (16) croakies (1) Cru Cafe (1) cruise (1) Cupcake ATM (1) cupcakes (1) Cupcakes and Cashmere (1) custom made (2) dance competition (1) Danielle (1) date apparel (1) date day (2) date function (3) date night (1) David Letterman (1) Deals (4) Debit Card (1) decorating (8) dessert (2) Devil costume (1) diet (1) Director of Commencement (2) Discount (1) Disney's Princess Half Marathon (6) DIY (2) Dog (8) dog birthday party (2) dog collar (1) dog fashion (1) Dog harness (1) dog mom (7) dog moments (4) dog preparation (3) dog supplies (2) Dooney and Bourke (1) Dooney and Bourke crossbody (1) downtown (2) dreams (9) dress shopping (1) dresses (16) drinks (1) Earth Fare (1) Easter (2) Easter 2013 (2) Easter outfit (2) Eat Cake For Breakfast (3) Eat Cake for Breakfast Gia (1) Ebay (1) Edward McKay (2) Emily Giffin (1) Emily Ley (4) Emily Ley Blog (1) emotions (1) employed (2) Enchanted 10K (1) Eric Church (1) essie (1) etsy (10) event planning (5) events (1) exercise (4) fabulous (1) failure (1) Fall (2) Fall booties (1) fall break (2) familly (1) family (22) fashion (13) Father's Day (2) favorites (3) Fedora (1) FIJI (1) Fill in the blank friday (2) Finding a Balance (1) finding a place to live (2) Finds (1) First Day of School (1) first job (4) fitness (15) five miles (2) Five on Friday (7) Flatiron Building (2) florida (3) flowers (2) food (10) football (5) Football 101 (1) Football Season (1) Forerunner10 (2) Forerunner110 (1) forever 21 (7) Formal (3) Four Favorites (1) Fourth of July (8) Fourth of July Outfit (4) Frances (1) free shipping (1) Fresh Ink (1) Friday (1) Friday's Letters (2) friends (9) Fruit Pizza (1) fun (3) funny (1) furniture (3) furniture shopping (3) future (1) Garmin Forerunner (3) Garmin running watch (3) generosity (2) Georgia (2) Getting Fired Up (1) gifts (8) Gigi's Cupcakes (1) Gina Zeidler (1) gingham (1) Girl Scout Cookies (1) girlfriends (5) giveaway (5) giving (1) gladiola girls (2) Glass Slipper Challenge (2) glitter (4) glitter champagne glasses (2) glitter wine glasses (1) goals (13) God (1) gold (4) Goldendoodle (15) Good food (7) Good luck (1) Good Morning America (1) Goodie Goodie Necklace (1) Gossip Girl (2) graduate school (8) Graduate School Orientation (1) graduate student (5) graduating (8) graduation (10) grandma (1) GRE (1) Great Dress Transformation (1) Greek Week (1) Green (2) Greensboro (2) Groop Dealz (1) growing (1) Growing Up (3) guardian angel (1) guest posting (3) guilty pleasure (1) H&M (1) hair (7) hair changes (1) Hal Higdon's 10k Training Program (5) Hal Higdon's Half-Marathon Training Program (1) half marathon (5) half-marathon prep (1) halloween (3) Handsome Stranger (1) Happiness (2) Harlee (1) hats (1) headband (1) healthy eating (2) Heather at Sweet Tea Monograms (1) Hello Kitty (2) helping others (1) High Country Triple Crown (2) Higher Education (4) Hilton Head Island (4) hobbies (2) Holiday Outfit (1) Holly-Jolly Swap (1) homecoming (7) Homecoming 2013 (3) Homecoming dress (2) Homecoming Weekend (2) Homemade Pizza (1) House of Cards (1) Housesitting (1) How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World (1) how-to (2) ice cream sandwich (1) Ice skating (1) If we were bff's (1) IKEA (4) Inspiration (1) instagram (2) instalove (1) interest (1) interior design (1) internship (3) interview skills (1) interviewing (1) intimidation (1) invitations (1) iPhone (2) iPhone 5 (4) It's Ok Thursday (1) j.crew (7) J.CREW Bauble necklace (2) J.CREW Statement Necklace (1) Jack Rogers (2) Jefferson Landing (1) Jenn of Munchkin Land Designs (1) jewelry (7) job (8) job searching (2) Joining a gym (1) joy (1) JPK (1) July 4th (3) June (1) Kate Middleton (1) Kate Spade (9) Kate Spade Call to Action Tote (3) Kate Spade Flagship Store (1) Kate Spade iPhone Case (1) Kate Spade New York (6) Kate Spade Wall Art (1) Kate Spade: Things We Love (1) ke$ha (2) Ke$ha Running Tank (1) kettlebell (1) kindness (2) Kiss My Southern Sass (1) klondike (1) koozie (1) koozie swap (1) Krankie's Coffee (1) Krispy Kreme (1) Kristin Hannah (1) Labor Day (2) lace (1) Laduree (1) Lands' End (3) Lands' End Canvas Tote (1) Lands' End Tote (3) Lane (1) Lara Casey (4) LaRoque (1) Lauren Conrad (1) learning to cook (1) Leigh Pearce Weddings (3) Lent (1) Let's Go 2014 (5) liebster (1) life (10) Life is Good (1) life plan (2) Lighting (1) Lilly Pulitzer (24) Lilly Pulitzer Birthday Invitations (1) Lilly Pulitzer Elias Dress (1) Lilly Pulitzer End of Summer Sale (1) Lilly Pulitzer Insulated Tote (1) Lilly Pulitzer iPhone Charger (1) Lilly Pulitzer Lowe Dress (2) Lilly Pulitzer Mobile Charger (1) Lilly Pulitzer on Rue La La (1) Lilly Pulitzer Pop Print (5) Lilly Pulitzer You're Flagged Dress (1) Lily and Laura (1) link-up (11) lip gloss (1) lip sync (1) Lips Sweater (1) Lipstick (1) Lipsync (1) little black dress (1) living alone (3) living on my own (6) living room (2) Living Room Transformation (1) Lola (1) long hair (3) Longchamp (1) Looks I'm Loving (1) love (5) Luck (1) Lululemon (1) lunch (1) M.C. Adams clothier (1) MacBook Pro (1) Magnolia Bakery (1) mail (3) makeup (2) Making Things Happen (3) Making Things Happen intensive (1) Maltese (1) Manhattan (3) Marcia and Don (3) marriage (1) Master of Arts in Higher Education (4) maxi (1) Maxie B's (1) Melanie's (1) Mellow Mushroom (1) Melody in the City (8) Melody learns to cook (1) Melody's Charleston Birthday (7) Memorial Day (1) memories (3) Merica (2) mich ultra (1) Michael Kors (1) milestones (1) Miller Family Vacation (7) Millionaire Kate Spade (1) Minnie Mouse Running Costume (1) mint (1) mirrored furniture (2) mixer (2) mMc (2) Monday (1) monogram (7) Monogram PFG (1) monogram wreath (3) monogrammed running shirt (1) monogrammed running tank (1) monogrammed t-shirt (1) Monolo Blahnik (1) Moo.com (1) Mother's Day (1) Mountain Weekend (1) Mountaineers (1) movies (2) moving (11) moving in (3) moving out (5) Munchkin Land Designs (1) mustache (1) my first 10K (2) my first 5K (3) My Fitness Wishlist (1) My TBD Fund (1) Nags Head (1) nail polish (1) nails (2) nautical (2) Nelle Jacket (1) Netflix (1) new (1) new apartment (10) new bedding (2) new blog design (4) new friends (1) new furniture (7) New job (14) new job preparation (3) new products (6) New Year's (5) New Year's Cards (1) New Year's Dress (2) new years eve (3) New York (9) New York City (16) New York City Vacay (4) news anchor (1) Nikon 3100 (1) Nikon DSLR (1) no vacancy (1) Nordstrom (1) North Carolina (1) North Carolina craft (1) North Carolina Outer Banks (7) NYC (3) NYU (1) Oak Island (1) Obsession (2) OBX (3) Office Decor (1) Office Retreat (1) Old Navy (4) Olivia Pope (1) One Year Blogoversary (1) online shopping (5) OOTD (7) Oreo Cake Balls (1) Organization (2) out on the town (1) Outer Banks (4) Outfit of the day (1) outfit planning (1) outfits (1) owls (1) oxford (1) package (1) painting (3) Paisley (32) paisley pattern (1) Paisley Turns One (3) Paisley's first haircut (1) Pandora (2) Panera Bread (1) parade (1) parents (2) party (4) Party Crossbody (1) party planning (1) Party Skirts (1) Pecan Pie Puppies (1) personal training (2) personalized champagne glass (1) personalized yoga mat (1) Pet Supplies Plus (2) Peter Pilotto (1) Peter Pilotto for Target (1) pets (2) Philip Lim for Target (1) phone (1) phone case (1) Photo A Day (2) Photo Christmas cards (1) photos (1) pictures (2) Pig Dinner (2) pimento cheese (1) pinch pleat bedding (1) pink (8) Pink Pineapple Vinyl Designs (1) pinterest (9) Planner (1) Polo (1) Polo Ralph Lauren (1) polyvore (3) Pop Print (2) post college (2) post-grad planning (1) preparation (1) preppy (4) preppy clothes (1) presents (4) princess (3) Princess family (7) Product review (6) Proper (1) Provisions Co. (1) public relations (1) pumpkins (1) puppies (3) puppy party (1) purses (4) quatrefoil (4) quatrefoil rug (2) questionnaire (1) questions (2) quotes (2) race medals (1) race registration (1) racing bibs (1) Ralph Lauren (1) ray bans (2) Readers (1) reading (3) recipe (3) red (1) Red Onion (1) reflection (1) Registrar's Office Birthday (1) relationships (1) Relaxing (1) reminder (1) Resort Chic Wedge (2) Resort Chic Wedges (1) Revlon Colorburst Lip Color (2) Ring (1) Rockefeller Center (1) romper (2) roommates (1) Ruched Hipkini (1) Rue La La (1) ruffle bandeau (2) ruffle swimsuit (3) runDisney (2) runner (5) running (19) running outfit (4) Running Shoes (1) Running Tanks (2) sales (1) Sam's (3) Sam's Pizza (3) sandals (1) Sandy Hook Elementary (1) Sarah Jessica Parker (2) SATC (2) Savannah (1) Scandal (1) school (3) Scrapbooking (1) seahorses (1) Secret Garden Shoot (1) senior sendoff (1) senior year (2) series (1) Sex and the City (9) Sex and the City Tour (1) Shake Shack (1) Sharyn (1) Shell Yeah Necklace (1) shirtdress (1) shoes (6) shopaholic (4) shopping (29) shopping guide (1) Shoreline Tote (1) Shorts (1) Shutterfly (1) Simplified Planner (1) sisters (1) skinnies (1) skinny jeans (1) small town life (1) snacks (1) snail mail (4) social media (1) Sophie Strappy Wedge (1) Sorbet (1) Sorority (3) Southern Weddings (4) Southport (1) Space46Boutique (2) sparkle (1) Spice Girls (1) spring (5) spring break (5) springtime (3) stabillo pens (2) staff (2) Staff Directorship (1) Starbucks (2) stationary (1) Stationery (6) Statue of Liberty (1) Stella and Dot (2) Stella and Dot giveaway (3) Stick Boy Bread Company (1) strapless dress (1) stripes (1) style (1) success (2) Suits (1) Summer (8) summer essentials (6) Summer in the City (3) summer vacation (4) summertime (5) Sunday Social (2) sunglasses (1) sunnies (2) Super Bowl (1) Sweet Like a Song turns Two (1) Sweet Tart (1) Sweet Tea Monograms (2) sweets (2) Swell Caroline (2) Swimsuit (1) tagged (1) tailgate (3) tailgate dress (2) Tailgate Essentials (1) talent (1) Tanger Outlets (3) Tapp Room (1) Tara (1) Target (10) Target Collaboration (1) Target Red Card (2) Target rug (1) Target Shoes (3) Tarheels (1) tasty (1) Taylor (1) television (1) ten miles (1) Tervis Tumbler (2) thankful (2) thanks (5) thanksgiving (7) The Appalachian Loft (3) The Bachelor (2) The Band Perry Concert (1) The Biltmore House (2) The Boathouse at Central Park (1) The Chancellor's Office (2) The Color Run (6) The Color Run tips (1) The Color Run: Winston-Salem (2) The Cub (3) The DryBar (1) The Fourth Street Filling Station (1) The High Country Half Marathon (2) The High Country Half-Marathon (2) The Hunger Games (1) The Knob (1) The Loft (4) The Lost Colony (1) The Lusks (4) The MET Steps (1) The New Year Cheer Sale (2) The Oak Island Lighthouse 10k (2) The Olde Pink House Restaurant (1) The Outer Banks Half-Marathon (1) The Pedler (1) the power of success (1) the real world (1) The Registrar's Office (12) The SJP Collection (1) The stylized shoot (1) The Wellness Center (1) The Wright Brothers Memorial (1) theme (1) Things to do in my first year on my own (4) thirty years (3) tickets (1) tiger (1) Times Square (1) Tinsel Stirrers (1) Tipsy Parson (1) tj maxx (2) to-do list (1) top 5 tuesday (7) tortoise shell (1) Tory Burch (4) tote (1) Tracy Negoshian (1) traditions (1) travel (14) travel bug (1) treats (2) truth (1) trying new things (1) Tucker Blaire (1) tulle skirt (2) tuning in (1) tutorial (3) tv (2) tv series (1) tv shows (2) twenty-one (1) Twilight Tour (1) twitter (2) Two Year Blogoversary (1) ultimate preppy dress (1) UNC (1) update (2) vacation (9) vacay (1) Valentine's (4) Valentine's Cards (4) Valentine's Day (14) Valentine's Photo Shoot (1) Valle Crucis 7-Miler (2) versatile blogger award (1) Very Jane (1) Victoria's Secret (3) Victoria's Secret Swim 2014 (2) Vidalia (3) Village Tavern (1) vineyard vines (5) Vineyard Vines Bowline Dress (1) Vistaprint (2) vlog (2) VS Knockout Capri (1) Walk Don't Work 5K (1) Wall Art (1) Walmart (1) Walt Disney World (4) Washington Square Park (1) Weasie (1) wedding (3) wedding festivities (1) wedding hair (2) wedding planning (7) wedding planning intern (1) wedding workshop (1) wedges (1) wednesday (4) weekend getaway (1) Weekend Recap (2) weekly workout wrap-up (1) weights (1) well wishes (1) What I Wore (1) what i'm loving wednesday (6) what i'm up to (4) what matters most (1) white sofa (2) Wicked (1) Wicked on Broadway (1) wine glasses (1) Winston-Salem (1) Winston-Salem Dash (1) winter (1) wish list (5) wooden monogram (1) work (4) work clothes (1) work friends (2) working out (4) worry (1) wreath (1) YMCA (1) yoga matt (1) You Gotta Regatta (1) you should know (1) yummy (2)

Search This Blog

Loading...

Designed By:

Munchkin Land Designs
 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved