Unexpected bonus

Literally, it was unexpected... I knew that this month the second semi-annual bonus was due at work.  We haven't done HORRIBLY as a company, some divisions better than others, but apparently better than I thought, because my bonus was only a LITTLE bit smaller than the one I got in February.  I was expecting it to be 50% or more discounted from previous (if we even got one) , but it really was not bad.  And considering the environment, it's down right massive!

So that was exciting, and then they usually do "merit increases" (aka raises) in April, but because of COVID-19 they delayed them.  Well, I was just informed that they're handing them out now, and mine is actually larger than what I got last year!  So double bonus,  I'm not sure (until Friday) exactly what the net increase will be, but I think somewhere around $50/pay.  ($100/month)

Anyway, just thought I'd share, and no, I'm not going to blow it all!  Probably catch up on some faltering True Expenses, and maybe a little extra in the fun money, just for kicks.  Put a largish chunk into my Income Replacement fund, and we should be all set.

So thankful that I know where I am with YNAB, and what exactly needs funded, and what's been neglected.  

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  • That's awesome! Hooray for unexpected (double) bonuses! And kudos to you for already having a plan in place on how to allocate them, including rewarding yourself. Congratulations! 🙌

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    • TheTabby
    • Just a common cat trying to budget uncommonly well.
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    Congratulations!

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    • TechieM2
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    Nice!

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  • Congrats! That's all great news!

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  • That is fantastic news. One thing we have done with "new" money is to give it a plan that is extra. For example, if we get new or extra money, we put it towards the debt right away. We don't see it, we don't miss it and it helps us hit our goals quicker. But hey, don't forget to treat yourself too!

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