So I have been working a lot this last week (at least a lot for me). It got me thinking about starting a basic savings account, an emergency account. I'm not sure if I should wait until I'm earning more or not. At this point I'm lucky enough to have my parents nearby should something big really come up, but I'd love to be in a place where I don't have to rely on them so much. One middle road to this would be to only use my spare change to save up a bit. I know we have about 45 dollars worth of change in a jar right now.
Also, since Bear has his own savings, we're not in any real danger at this point. I'm definitely going to keep my focus on my upcoming test and working towards increasing my general income. I will be working some during the summer (work tends to wane during the summer and winter holidays), but not nearly enough to reach my goal. Even if I can set myself up to increase my income for next fall, I'd be happy.
On a fun note-I'm going East this summer! Bear's family is from Pennsylvania and so we try to visit once a year. I love, love, love it there so I'm very exicted.