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July 16th, 2017 at 01:05 pm

My last paycheck included a 2% COLA increase, and $1200.00 bonus. Since I am at the top of my pay scale range I no longer receive performance increases as a % of my salary. Instead, I receive a once yearly bonus. I have put that bonus money away to pay for expenses for an upcoming family vacation in September. I also noticed a $196.91 credit back to my credit card from the hospital where I had an outpatient procedure done back in early May. I suppose I was overcharged or double billed.

My mom left to go back to my sister's yesterday. I miss her already. She's 90, and these visits are so precious. She handed me a $50 check for "expenses". If you knew my mom it is pointless to argue with her about these things.

Work is crazy! Career Services is undergoing a major restructuring, and over the past year many career services staff either retired, left the college for other jobs, or took other positions within the college but outside of career services. As a result, I was asked last week to assume the role of Interim Director of Career Services. This will come with a salary increase, but I haven't received the contract yet.

My utilities bill for the last billing cycle was up to $103.59. This is up from $82.69 the previous cycle. It has been extremely hot and humid where I live, and mom liked all her laundry blasted in the dryer, so the increase wasn't unexpected. I keep my thermostat set at 78, any higher and I start to feel uncomfortable. But the dryer usage will definitely decrease!

I don't use the dishwasher much because I live alone, but I always seem to have a sink full of dishes, and I wash them every day. I guess I'm just cooking at home more which is a good thing!

Hope everyone has a great week!

3 Responses to “Money in!”

  1. snafu Says:

    With a new role at work, an increase in net income and bonus, it seems opportune to use the plethora of change to examine Net Worth. Will your salary increase be reflected by an increase retirement contributions? Is your current allocation suitable for age and Risk Tolerance? Would you consider using one of the [free] online questionnaires to update/assess Risk Tolerance?

    Do you track the costs associated with working like vehicle operations and maintenance, parking, grooming expenses, career wardrobe, contributions to staff events, colleague fund raising, eating out etc?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I chuckled over your mom's check for expenses. At 90, why argue with her? She feels she's helping you out.

  3. bottle flip Says:

    Thanks for your sharing. Hope you can contribute more quality posts to this page. Thank you!

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