What to do with an extra $6 grand this month?

8 thoughts on “What to do with an extra $6 grand this month?”

  1. Well you are spending it on future happiness/job bliss – worth way more than a damn chromebook and not boring at all!

    Congrats on the bonuses and actually saving all that sweet $$$. We saved most of it, but what we spent was spent to pay off debt – arguably more boring than saving it all for the future!

  2. I’m always excited to bank my yearly bonus. Come this winter, the yearly bonus will go into real savings, not “something we call savings that’s actually just the fund for that big oral surgery bill coming up.” (You can see why we just call it savings for short.)

    One good compromise is one Liz Weston’s, which is to spend 10% of any windfall. You get to enjoy it, but you don’t feel deprived. Granted, $600 is a lot. But I guess the point is to take *something* out and then feel good about stashing the rest.

    1. I think there is some wisdom to that, actually, I’ve been known to maybe take a hundred out for a nice dinner after a bonus. We didn’t do that this time, but it’s something that probably does keep people on the straight and narrow, and gives people a little extra to enjoy as they strive towards early financial independence

  3. The long-term savings fund may not be the exciting option, but it’s definitely the smart route to take. It doesn’t make sense to blow it on things you already have, for instance, a new TV really isn’t going to serve much more of a purpose than the TV you already have. You’re investing in your future security, smart move that many wouldn’t make. BTW, what a NICE problem to have!

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