May 22, 2008


It's payday today. :) I got my last check for May, and it was a couple dollars more than the first one, which is nice. Mostly I have everything for the month paid, except for my dentist appointment tomorrow, so I think most of it will go to savings! Anyway, I'll give you all the run-down of my budget at the end of the month, so we can see how well I did.

One thing I did notice though, is that I have wayyyyy too much vacation time. Right now I have 127 hours, which is enough for three whole weeks of vacation! The stash will take a big dent from my two week-long vacations (one in June and one in July), but I'm still not sure if I can use it all before August. I earn 11 hours each paycheck, which is kind of ridiculous, and we can only cash out up to 80 hours when we leave. I'm a little nervous to schedule too much time off, (even though it is my time to use), but I guess I'd better start taking some vacation days!


The Executioner said...

Do you "pay yourself first"? Based on your savings goals, it seems like something you'd do. If so, are you adding the leftover cash for the month to your savings ON TOP of any planned savings for May? If so, nice work!

Use your vacation! Working for a living is overrated anyway.

Canadian Saver said...

How about scheduling 3 day weekends from now until August? Having too much vacation sounds like a great problem to have!!