It was payday for Y and myself today. I paid another $1000 to the pick-up loan bringing the balance down to $5000. I also transferred money into our savings account bringing it to $14,500. I have thought about paying off the pick-up but I'm holding off for a few things. We are building our front covered deck. I have $2000 in gift cards for Lowe's for the decking. The gift cards are from my bonuses for 2014 and 2013. I don't know how much more the deck will cost and I don't want to cut ourselves short. We are also still debating buying the living room furniture that I talked about a few months back.
I also set up an automatic transfer for $500 starting next month into our retail investment account. Speaking of investments, the energy stocks I bought in December are up over $1000. Woohoo! My goal was to have $50,000 in retail investments by the end of the year. We have just over $21,000 right now so there is a long ways to go. Since I've been putting a lot of our funds into our savings and the vehicle loan, I need to focus on the investments next.
Paydays are the best! I wish we weren't paid on the same day. Lol