I was looking at the calendar and my checkbook, and I realized one great thing about this month of June.
I get an extra paycheck.
It happens twice a year just because of where the paydates land, and when it does, I feel a little more flush with cash. Well, a little at least. This year it happens to coincide with our vacation, and Hubby doesn't get paid vacation. (He's in a union and all his vacation is paid into a bank account in his name. He can take the money out when he wants. The deposit is based on hours worked and is on a delay, meaning this month's deposit was for vacation pay accrued last month or the month before - I forget. It's also supposed to be a fund for him to draw from in the event of a strike, which also happened recently. But it was right before we left on vacay, so it worked out.)
Anyway.... You might wonder what I'm going to spend my extra money on? I can't say I'm going to splurge, even though that would be the fun thing to do. We're in the same boat as everyone else and need to keep a diligent eye on our spending as prices for everything is going up. So here's my purchases, planned and already completed:
- Put a little into my Roth IRA. Help me make my goal of maxing the contribution limit for 2008.
- Bought this electric shaving kit. I'm hoping it works good! Shaving the bikini line sucks. Period.
- Going to Costco soon to stock up on boring home essentials. It's a long overdue trip.
- Hopefully find a large plastic pot at Costco. They had them last year and made great containers for my tomatoes.
- Buy vegetable starts. I want to do heirloom tomatoes and basil. Not sure what else, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
- I want another Microplane grater and a pastry blender, because I'm also flush with BB&B coupons.
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