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Love me a good payday

July 8th, 2022 at 03:37 pm

When I worked at my previous employer, I was paid on the 15th and last day of the month for 16 years. My new employer pays me every other Friday. Another reason why I really wanted to simplify our situation. I had to move due dates around to make our new structure work, originally. Now it's easy. My husband gets paid on Friday's, the opposite schedule though... so we get paid every Friday. I know you all understand - when you are in a pay down scenario - you can't wait for those paydays to hit! 

This was the paycheck that initially funded our new Roth IRAs - so I got to transfer the money this morning!

Also put $400 to our Escrow - Home account (property taxes and homeowners ins), and $600 to our Escrow - Other account (once a year bills, vacation, celebrations, medical). And then I had to pay off the Costco card we used this week (budgeted $400 a month for that, came up $21 over, but had a buffer in my checking I could use to pay in full).Utilities are in this paycheck, $485 went to them. And then some other bills got paid. 

I mentioned my daughter is getting married - by the way of the courthouse - today, and then we are taking his immediate family (and their kids/spouses) and ours out to dinner to celebrate. There are 23 of us?! I have $800 cash set aside for tonight's dinner - I think it could be a bit more than that, with the tip. I have extra cash earmarked in future paydays this month to help with any overages there. 

Gaah - I am excited for my daughter! Should be a great day, albeit a bit hot... I think we're supposed to hit 109*. 

Well, all the bills are now paid. I think I'll sit down in the morning to make our meal plan for next week. We did really good this week. Only spent that $59 at Aldi, and then we spent $35 yesterday for lunch out. Otherwise, good spending week!

4 Responses to “Love me a good payday”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Congrats to your daughter! I'm sure it will be a wonderful day!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and family. Hope it was a grand time.

    Yes, when we both worked, it normally worked out we would get paid the same way -- one week he would, the next I would. It sure made bill paying easier.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations on the wedding!

  4. honey Says:

    @CB - thank you! It was wonderful!

    @Rob62521 - thank you! Yes, finding this is definitely working out nicely!

    @LivingAlmostLarge - thank you!!!

    @GodLiving - thank you so much! My girl definitely wanted to keep it small, but there were 23 of us. That's her brothers, his sisters - their spouses and then parents and grandparents. We had so much fun!

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