- $500 for vehicle service every 4 months = $125/month
- $74 for vehicle registration every 12 months = $6.17/month
- $75 for license renewal every 60 months = $1.25/month
- $89 for passport renewal every 60 months = $1.48/month
- ... etc.
The $3,000 goal is essentially just the sum of all the individual "fully funded" amounts. That is, $500 for service plus $74 for registration, and so on. However, since stating this goal, I've realised that the true purpose of this account is not to reach a certain balance, but rather to ensure that these expenses do not interrupt my cash flow when they occur. The balance in this account is actually meant to fluctuate widely, as I contribute to some categories while simultaneously withdrawing from others. Therefore, the true goal for this account is simply for me to use it for these expenses. It's unlikely that I will ever actually reach $3,000 in this account, but by keeping me "ahead of the curve", the account will be doing its job perfectly.
I'm going to keep the $3,000 goal in the sidebar, but don't expect it to hit 100%.