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Birthday πŸŽ‚

December 17th, 2022 at 07:55 am

My birthday was on the 5th and I had a very low-key day. I accompanied my mom to a doctor's appointment, we had a nice brunch, went grocery shopping, then my dad & I decorated their Christmas tree. πŸŽ„

That weekend I also had attended a sweets Christmas event at church as well as saw the musical Six, which I loved. It's an interesting musical as it is only 80 minutes with no intermission. But it was entertaining & fun, with great songs & costumes. πŸ‘‘ 

I ended up not changing anything with my health insurance. I stuck to the same plan & increased my FSA contribution. I also didn't opt back in to vision coverage which I had thought about doing since I am considering getting LASIKS again.I'm not a fan of glasses, especially when I have to wear them all the time now. πŸ€“ 

I did increase my TSP contribution to $875 per paycheck for the new year. I really wanted to go to $900, but that would have me top off at paycheck 25 and I would miss out on my match for the last paycheck. Maybe the following year I can move to $900 per paycheck. 

I will resume monthly IRA contributions as well. Doing a lump sum contribution felt like a bad move this year what with the market falling afterwards. I'll contribute $500 monthly then another $500 to max out.

I almost forgot! I got notification of my performance award which is $1,050 this year. A nice little year end bonus. Plus we can expect a raise of around 4% in the New Year.

I'm looking forward to family being home for the holidays. Even without having kids of my own gift-giving & the holidays can feel stressful, so I'm just trying to focus on time spent together. 🎁 

6 Responses to “Birthday πŸŽ‚ ”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday to you Wink! And congratulations on your bonus and raise!

  2. Wink Says:

    Happy belated birthday! I am always impressed with how detail oriented you are financially, how you structure things and pay attention to the timing. Congrats on the bonus and raise, you are doing great.! Have a very happy holiday season with your family!

  3. Carol B. Says:

    Happy Birthday!πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday! Are you saying you have had LASIK and you are considering getting it again?
    I had LASIK about twenty or so years ago and my vision has held up well. However, I will probably need glasses in the coming year, according to my eye doctor. I am too old to get LASIK now. I don't mind wearing glasses now, but I'll probably have to adjust to bifocals.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Happy belated birthday! Glad things are going well for you. Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row! Now to celebrate that bonus and raise! Congratulations!

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    happy birthday. I wear glasses now 10+ years after lasik. I was told I couldn't do it again? It would have to be PRK which has a lot longer of a recovery time. Something I just can't afford right now. But also it's likely that Id still need reading glasses. I actually need bifocals because my astigmatism is so bad.

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