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Bits of Money

April 18th, 2023 at 07:28 pm

I have been working really hard to pay down debt and have not felt like we have made any progress, but over the last couple of weeks, we have had little bits of money come in (some bigger than others) and I have applied all of those towards our debt.

My son received a tuition reimbursement for his junior college. That was a $690 drop in the bucket! And so unexpected!

 The Husband also received a raise of just over 4% and that has made up a small shortfall we were going to have because of tax adjustments with a little bit of money left over to send towards debt.

 I receive a small extra payment on the 10th of each month for any extra services I do at work. It's usually below $100, but it is extra. I was able to send that to debt.

 My daughter was named editor of her high school yearbook because of how hard and diligently she has worked on the yearbook this year. As her reward, she got a refund for her yearbook that we paid for at the beginning of the school year. That was another $80 to send towards debt.

The last one I haven't actually received yet, but it should be coming soon-ish. I coached intramural soccer at my high school this year. I did this as a volunteer job and was happy to do it! But it was exhausting and a lot more work than I anticipated it was going to be. But I'm still glad I did it. The week after our tournament, I found out I am going to get a 4% stipend for coaching! It was so unexpected and I'm so excited! 10% will go to my CalSTRS account and then of course they will take out taxes, but after all is said and done I'm hoping to walk away with an extra $2500! I will probably split that evenly between savings and debt as my savings account has taken several hits in the last couple of months!

 I'm just hoping to stay the course and that each small drop will help fill the bucket.

5 Responses to “Bits of Money”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wow, it's been raining bits of money for you lately. That's great. Smile

  2. mumof2 Says:

    every little bit helps...hope you continue to get extra money for your debts

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Every bit counts! And didn't you hear dave ramsey when you start controlling your money good things happen.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Little bits is what got us out of debt. Little bits is what built our emergency fund. Until we had bigger bits to do it, little bits helped get us there. A lot.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Thank goodness for this little bits here and there!

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