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Difficult Week, but Something to be Grateful For

November 13th, 2016 at 07:37 am

This has been a difficult week for many of us. I just wanted to recognize that finances seems very small considering the other things going on in our country. Having said that, I will focus on one bright spot in this week for me.

We got a raise at work! It works out to about a 6.7% increase. Not the percentage that was advocated for when the salary survey was done, but still, it's a raise. In addition, in January I will receive this year's annual increase of 1.6% (thanks Obama, even though you froze our salaries for years). Also, I'm due for my step increase in January. So what does all that mean, bottom line? An over $7k increase! I am so grateful! I know that I am so blessed & I am already thinking of how to use it wisely.

I am considering increasing my contribution to the 401k at my second job from 50% to 75%. Also, I will increase my flexible spending account contribution to finance getting my LASIK redone next year. My eyesight has finally gotten that bad again.

As in all things in life, this week had some good & bad. Next couple of weeks I will pick up some more hours at my second job as one of their full-time techs is out for surgery. It will be good to get some hours in before December.

My schedule is so busy that I won't be getting as many hours next month. My birthday, a trip to DC & Ireland, and a lot of fun things on the agenda. I'm looking forward to it all!

Blessings to you & yours on this beautiful Sunday.

7 Responses to “Difficult Week, but Something to be Grateful For”

  1. Dido Says:

    Congrats on the raise!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Awesome news on the raise!

  3. alice4now Says:

    A bright spot indeed!

  4. starfishy Says:

    yay for the raise!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    That's a really great raise! Why did your employer freeze your salary for years?

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Awesome news!

  7. terri77 Says:

    Federal employees had their salaries frozen for 3 or 4 years. I understand, with the president facing pressure from Republicans due to the financial state of the country his first term, but it sure hurt to not even get a 1% raise while everything else was going up. I guess this raise helps make up for those years without increases.

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