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First Paycheck

August 31st, 2011 at 07:04 pm

Today I received my first paycheck from my new job. Woohoo!! I get paid at the end of every month so the paycheck was for half a month's work. I am so excited to have a job that I really like and the paycheck to go with it! I took the kids to Wendy's as a treat since Dh was out of town on business. It feels so great to have some extra "fun" money after so many years of penny-pinching.

Most of the paycheck will go straight into retirement savings as soon as DH and I figure out how to allocate the money into the retirement plan. Some will be our fun money and I am keeping track to make sure we don't overspend in that category.

So excited to be able to save more to retirement. So excited to start the college funds for the kids. So excited to start a car replacement fund. So excited to start a home improvement fun. AND, especially so excited to be able to treat the kids!!

I am soooo lucky!!

4 Responses to “First Paycheck”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations! I appreciate your enthusiasm for your new job...very encouraging to me. One day I want to get back into the work force, too.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    That is great! Congratulations!!!!

  3. Jerry Says:

    Congrats on the new job, and I love how it leads to being able to enjoy the fruits of your labors a little. That's good stuff. Wink It's so nice to have some insurance of progress for the future (retirement/college), isn't it?

  4. frugalgirl Says:

    Thanks all. It feels great to have a little extra and to be adding to our nest egg!

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