Thursday 7 July 2016

Thanks Boss!

Okay, so today is payday and tomorrow (after work) I start my vacation. Since it is a two week vacation, I have the nice thing of coming back to another paycheque waiting for me (yay). 

Due to the way that my pay periods work here, for the next two paycheques I will have half of it with actual hours on it and half of it straight out of my vacation pay. 

Since I can’t make any commission when I am not here (dammit) this means that I am expecting the next two paycheques to be less than usual. 

Again, this is okay, I have flexibility in my budget (these days), so I will be okay. 

What boss did for this paycheque was to top it up with a bit extra from my vacation pay fund. I apparently have quite a bit of vacation pay accumulated, but I haven’t touched it.

Why? Because spending two weeks sitting in a Walmart parking lot is not my idea of fun. Since this phase of my life is about spending as little as possible, so that I can get my hinny debt free, going on long, extravagant driving vacations or paying for an extended stay in a campground is off the table.

I will go on my vacation, starting tomorrow afternoon, have fun, see old friends and family and then come back to reality. 

What this little top up means is that the amount of time that it will take to bring my Mid-Term Savings back up to its minimum acceptable levels will be shorter than expected. 

After that comes paying off my IOU ($1500.00) to my Long-Term Savings Account. After that comes paying off my Low Interest Credit Card. Once all that is done, then I can top up my Mid-Term Savings Account. 

Trust me, I have a plan and I am working that plan. If I can do this, you can do this too. Make a plan, work a plan, stick to a plan, and then succeed!

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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