Yesterday I initiated an electronic transfer of the money I received for my birthday into my Fidelity Roth IRA. I had moved it into ING while deciding what to do with it and my ING account has become like a psychological lockbox for me. Once money goes in there, I will do anything to keep from taking it out (including not taking it out even when I intend to!). This is a good thing to know about myself and I can use it to my advantage...as long as I don't turn into a modern equivalent of a mattress stuffing nut.
All that is to say that I challenged myself to BOTH leave the money in ING and make a matching contribution to my Roth...and I did that. So I successfully "matched" my birthday cash savings.
I now have contributed $880 to my 2005 Roth and intend to meet the maximum before the deadline in April 2006. Starting in October, I switch over to making monthly $520 contributions which should get interesting.