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Saving for a rainy day
Saving for a rainy day
Iman Jalali
Age: 27
Hometown: Chicago
Profession: Director of sales and marketing at a computer software company
Bonus: $2,000

Our whole company received bonuses. I've been with the company for two years and we have been profitable and growing so the owner decided to do a company-wide bonus. We thought we were going to get something but it wasn't for sure. I was surprised. With the current economy, I felt very privileged and lucky to get a bonus. But at the same time, I'm thinking of saving more than I am about spending. I would rather be in a safe position. I'm trying to be smarter about it because of what's going on out there.

How I'll spend it: I decided to buy myself a small gift and save the majority of it. I bought myself a kindle, that was a little treat, and I'm going to donate a part of it but the rest will just go into a savings account. In this rough economy I feel like it's much smarter for me to save in case of a rainy day.

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Last updated December 30 2009: 6:36 AM ET
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