An Easy Way to Save for Any Reason

Having more money is better than having less money. You may be thinking of a vacation, a new car, an addition to your house, your retirement or just the peace of mind that comes with having a larger balance in your savings account. There is no easier way to save than with an automatic savings plan.

How much do you want to save?

The choice is up to you. Here are a couple of charts showing how much you have to save monthly to reach your goals.

Saving for short-term goals – vacation, larger car down payment, or just accumulating more.

Amount you want to save

(Assumes an earning rate of 3%)

Monthly savings needed over

6 months

12 months

18 months

24 months

30 months

36 months

$2,500

$414$205$136$101$80$66

$5,000

$828$411$272$202$161$133

$7,500

$1,242$616$408$304$241$199

$10,000

$1,656$822$544$405$321$266

$25,000

$4,141$2,055$1,360$1,012$804$665

Saving for longer-term goals – college for a child, retirement, or just accumulating more.

Amount you want to save

(Assumes an earning rate of 5%)

Monthly savings needed over

5 years

10 years

15 years

20 years

25 years

30 years

$50,000

$735$322$187$122$84$60

$100,000

$1,470$643$374$243$168$120

$250,000

$3,676$1,610$935$608$420$300

$500,000

$7,352$3,220$1,871$1,216$840$601

$1,000,000

$14,705$6,440$3,741$2,433$1,679$1,202

Start Your Automatic Savings Today

There is no easier way to save than with an automatic savings plan. If you are already using direct deposit for your paycheck, have your financial institution transfer the amount each month. Here is an Automatic Transfer Authorization form to help you enroll. You can also have your employer deduct the amount each month and deposit into the account of your choice. Here is a Payroll Deduction Direct Deposit form .

If you are not already using direct deposit for your paycheck, here is a Payroll Direct Deposit form to help you get started.

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