So I recently mentioned my emergency money plan (see my last post). However, that has slightly changed because Jessie gave me an excellent idea (see our comments about two blogs back). Since we both love the idea of money being out of sight out of mind, we're going to open a savings account with a bank other than our own. That way we won't think about it and we won't have access to that money unless we make the trek all the way there, aka in an emergency.
After a little bit of research, I've decided on Rosemount National Bank. It's the bank I first used when I started earning money so it's close to my heart. Plus, a lot of other more commercial banks require a checking account in addition to your savings, which I don't need. Conveniently, RNB has a minimum balance of $1000 if I want to upgrade to a money market savings account so I can get more interest than I would with a more normal account. Since I am not a fan of minimums, I don't like that I'm so close to the minimum account balance. It's triggered me to try to add to that account when I can. Like my dad used to tell me, "you're never going to look back on putting money aside for savings and say 'Damn! I wish I wouldn't have done that!'"