Today is our payday and a commission check for me. The commission check is the largest that I have ever received. I'm grateful and thankful that last month is over.
This is what I plan to do with it:
Pay annual home insurance premium
Put $7000 into our house fund
Put $2000 into the kids' 529 plans--I opened these a couple months ago
Put $8000 aside for stocks--since the market is at an all time high, I will likely wait to buy
Buy a new Christmas tree--I would like a large 8-9 foot tree to fit our house
With this paycheck, I maxed out my 401k and saved $50,000 year to date. Woohoo!
To top off this election season, my husband no longer wants to spend Thanksgiving with his family. His mom keeps going on and on via Facebook about the election. All the talk about a Revolution is a trigger for his PTSD. People keep talking about Syrians not being let in this country. When Y was in Iraq, he traveled with a colonel and they were targeted by Syrians. There was a roadside bomb that took out the Humvee right in front of them that was meant for them. Y has no desire to hang out with his family over Thanksgiving in large part due to their comments and I don't really blame him.