What are your plans?
When we finished our first 6-month emergency fund, we let ourselves splurge for pretty much an entire month. We kept it around $500 (what we would've put into savings)...but...sadly, eventually we blew through our entire emergency fund (nearly!) on non-emergencies (we were having some personal problems and stupidly figured "retail therapy" to the extreme, would help...), so we're back to square one, trying to finish it off...again!
We've been saving again and our 6 month emergency fund should be finished in September. I never thought about whether or not we would reward ourselves for our hard effort (it's gonna be TIGHT for this coming 6 months!) or if we'd immediately start saving for our home downpayment.
I was inspired to do a poll by another mama's post on splurging post-finishing the e-fund - I hadn't even thought about splurging being a "duh" option until yesterday, lol!
So? What do/will you do?
ETA: I picked we will splurge, but just a bit. I'm thinking a date with DH and a trip to the zoo for the kids, then it's back to saving. Well, actually, those things will cost about $100, which means we'll still be saving, just not as much. Anyway, then it's right back to the hardcoreness ;)
Edited by beansmama - 3/8/11 at 7:28am