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I finally got my raise - and other money ramblings.

February 22nd, 2008 at 12:35 pm

The board approved my raise last week. That puts another $5K into our kiddy each year. This will put our household income into the 6 digits for the first time so that's exciting. Also, in July, DH is expected to get a 10% raise and I should get another 5% or so. Things are going quite well for us salary-wise. Smile

We have one auto loan through our credit union. Since interest rates keep going down, we "refinanced" the loan at a lower 0.5% with them... it is so easy and convenient with our credit union. All it takes is one little email to them requesting the refinance and voila. They don't pull another credit report and you don't have to fill out any other paperwork. I love it. It's the easiest thing to do and they have such low rates to begin with that it's a win-win for us anyway you look at it.

I just requested another $100 check from our credit card rewards program. That makes for $200 already this year alone that we will get from that.

In the mail today, I received my ebates check for $10+ which is from my online shopping at Christmas time. Love getting back money, don't you?

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday and I went to the credit union to put $100 in her checking account. She's a SAHM with two kids under 2 years old! Her DH works a lot of overtime to try to keep them afloat but they barely make the household utility bills. Collectors are constantly calling them but if they don't have the cash, they just don't ... so when I can, I give my sis a little here and there to help them out. $100 will buy a lot of diapers for them. I called her to tell her so that she could expect to see it in her account and she was so grateful. She started to cry and it humbled me. I hate that she lives over 2 hours away sometimes.

6 Responses to “I finally got my raise - and other money ramblings.”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, congrats!

  2. homebody Says:

    You are a wonderful sister!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    I think you are great sister, everything you do for your sister will come back to you twofold because you are kind-hearted and you do it with much love.

    Congrats on your raise, may you have many more!

  4. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    God bless you for helping your sister!! My big sister makes a lot more money than we do and she helps my brother all the time, and I'm so grateful that she does because he really needs it. I worry about her though and want her to be sure and take care of her retirement needs before she helps him - not sure if she does.

    I think you are awesome for doing it!!!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Great news about the raise! And it was really nice to do that for your sister. I too have a sister who is not in the best financial shape. Its hard to know when its ok to offer help or advice. But when its birthday time, I always try to splurge on her!

  6. crazyliblady Says:

    Congrats on the raise. That is awesome. Is there any kind of work your sister could do at home, like baby sitting, dog walking, dog sitting, surveys, donating plasma, ebay sales, etc.? None of those things require extensive experience or training and could boost family income.

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