published dec. 27, 2022.
Take organizing your finances to the next level.
Whether you’re starting an emergency fund, saving for a big trip, or budgeting for your bills, opening a separate account for each goal — “bucketing”— can help you stay on track.
You can bucket both savings accounts and checking accounts. Getting started is easy. Follow these three steps.
1. Map out your money goals.
It’s time to pull out your budget to see where your money is going.
From there, you can decide how much you want to save or how much you want to designate for gas, groceries, or your fun funds.
2. Let the bucketing begin.
Once it’s open, you can rename it and start putting money toward your goal.
3. Fill your buckets automatically.
Set up automatic transfers so you never have to worry about forgetting to move money into its designated bucket.
You can set up those transfers yourself on our free mobile app or on a computer using online banking. Find more transfer support here.
You’re always in control of your buckets. It’s up to you to decide how often money goes into them and how much.
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