I am planning to go. Would anyone like to join me?
GIS: Sol LeWitt
It's crazy(as in crazy that I'm 24 and so gung-ho over savings) but I have the first steps worked out and need to work saving amounts and timing as well as my spending habits. The latter involves cash withdrawals per week and staying withing that sum. I'll also start keeping all my receipts too, I even have the shoe box ready.
The current goal is to have a lump sum ready to stick in a liquid, non CD/Bond/Savings fund - that leaves money markets and annuities for the curious - while leaving a MINIMUM of one month of "Oh Shit!" money in savings AND still be adding to that if I haven't purchased a Macbook yet.
As for retirement, I'm putting that out of mind. Sure, I need to reassess what funds I have but I recently switched a few so I should let them sit a few months before that. As is, given my current contribution rate and allowing for 7% annual return, I'll have $1.4 million (yes, million. I think Fox and I could live on that with some other stuff tucked away) saved by retirement age. Since I'll likely be increasing contributions over time, that amount is a minimum. Thus, I'm OK for retirement for a while. When I have a more interesting portfolio, I"ll consider an secondary IRA.