I ranted about how my job was sucking not too long ago.
It's actually gotten a little better, but I'm keeping my options open...
I also wrote about how the company is ok, but in this economy, there are no champagne bottles popping over here. Though no one said that we weren't getting raises or wage increases, we all knew it wasn't happening (how do we know, because some of us, including ME, ASKED for raises. If you don't ask, you will definitely not receive). And after I asked repeatedly about bonuses, the vague messages I got from management pretty much said "All signs point to NO."
I've been saving for close to a year for my 32nd birthday trip and I had enough in there to make my impulse trip to Tokyo possible. I just had to keep saving to fill in the Tokyo hole. But now, with my bonus, I can pretty much fill in the whole budget balance for both trips. The money I had been putting away for the vacation will now be diverted to my e-fund -- I'm still aiming for 6 months of living expenses!
Any remainder (still doing some math), will go into the e-fund.
I should also be on track to max out an IRA by April 2010.
I'm actually excited about redoing my budget this weekend.
Shi shi shaaa!
(For those of you who watch King of the Hill, that's what Dale Gribble says when he think he's the man).