Money, Etc .
I grudgingly raised my 401k percentage last week, acknowledging that my raise/promotion may not go through anytime soon. It isn’t just me – all promotions in the department are hanging out in limbo until some executive decides if they approve them. I’m a little surprised. Up until this year, raises and salaries have been better than one would expect in this economy. Now it seems we are facing the same recession issues other companies are facing.
But whatever – I’m still maxing out my 401k. Punks.
I’m still very very slowly building a car fund. It’s going… slowly. I keep spending my extra cash on travels and trips! I just planned a pretty low budget thanksgiving trip for us – about $400 total for 4 days. I’m really excited – we’re trying something new, somewhere new!
Speaking of trips, it’s way past time to book our plane tickets back to the midwest for Christmas. We have some travel vouchers from getting bumped… But we have to book IN PERSON at the airport. How ridiculously inconvenient! Still, we better do it ASAP. I hate how Christmas always sneaks up on me!
I’m hoping to keep the weekend pretty low key. It is a friend’s birthday celebration, and we happen to be going out to bars within walking distance of our place. I’m excited about that, but hopefully will keep it a relatively early night so I can do a medium run Sunday. Still, we’ll probably end up spending $$$ on food and drinks, again, both for ourselves and for our friend.
Also, it was my birthday this week! I got some TOMS shoes, a tote, some jewelery, and also, a migraine (thanks universe!). I really couldn’t think of much for my wish list when I was asked!