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Raise, furniture splurge (unrelated)

July 23rd, 2015 at 08:51 pm

A yearly raise hit my paycheck this period- takehome pay increased by about $60 every two weeks. The difference will go toward retirement saving instead of debt paydown this month. Starting next month I'll update the budget- should be getting the first quarterly water bill soon, so I'll finally know how much to allocate to that.

In other financial news, I finally bought the last piece of furniture for my new apartment. After failing to find what I had in mind on craigslist or at Ikea/Walmart/Target, I spent $130 on a small bar-height kitchen table with two stools from ebay. It also came with free shipping. Not strictly a need, but something I've been planning to get since I moved in May and my old dining set didn't fit in the new space. I'm excited to be able to start having close friends over for dinner or drinks (with somewhere for them to sit to eat now!)

3 Responses to “Raise, furniture splurge (unrelated)”

  1. snafu Says:

    Enjoy your new table set. Have fun 'setting the table' for each meal.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Great news on both items!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I think it pays in the long run to get the right item instead of making do with something that doesn't fit, or isn't right. Enjoy!

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