I got paid on Wednesday and was quite delighted to see that my bonus was over $1600 - not by much, mind you, but nonetheless...I ALSO got an increment in my pay (as of Mar 1, I think), which I'd forgotten about and which works out to about $100 a month. I think I can expect two more of these (annually) and then that's it.
So, the designation of funds went like this:
Total pay: $2190.09
RRSP: $170 (10% of bonus)
EFund: $170 (ditto)
ING: $300 ($50 ea for 6 accounts)
Gifts: $75 (+ $221.91 on hold for my income tax payment because if I don't put it aside, it'll be gone)
M/C: $6 (I cut this up about 2 years ago; not cancelled it because it's my longest held card. As it's a secured card, this is the monthly fee. Not sure cancelling it will affect the credit rating, that's all)
Jars: $300 (2 weeks worth)
Investor's Group RRSP: $50
Car Ins: $40.83
Bank fees: $9.95
I should have a couple of hundred left over, some of which I'll transfer to the LOC. It's still far too high for my liking, and although that's entirely my own fault, at least I'm aware of it and have adjusted my bi-weekly payments accordingly. I got dinged $20 extra dollars lst month because the minimum payment amount wasn't met, and I don't want that happening again!
It's spring break up here - two weeks! - and it's been pretty busy at work. It's quite a stimulating job anyway, but adding more kids, parents and activity in the library makes it worse. Plus we have several new staff who are still learning. Two are doing very well. The third is a lovely woman but one who needs constant supervision, which is draining just on its own. I found myself getting wound up yesterday and it was a relief to go for a short walk with a friend at lunch. It really helped clear my head.
But I have three weeks of holidays coming up! I plan to do not a lot except visit with a friend who's visiting me for 5 days, LOTS of spring cleaning and purging, walking, photography, reading, DVD watching, maybe some writing...I don't think the hoped for Vancouver trip will happen. I don't have the funds. We can go later in the year, maybe closer to Christmas to shop for presents or something. The airline packages are always on. I'll just take my friend out for a nice meal instead.
Hope you all have a great weekend! :)