January 7, 2010 15 Comments
I just found out from my boss today that we’ll be receiving royalties on the paper that we wrote last year. It is $1,000 to be split between the 3 of us who wrote it. After applicable taxes (which my boss is paying), the total will be between $250-300 a piece. It will probably be a few weeks before I actually SEE the money, but I still wanted to map out what I wanted to do with it.
There are the obvious things – pay more on the credit card, put it in the E-fund, perhaps even add it to my travel fund so I can go see my grandma. I like the idea of buying something fun – like my Netbook that I’ve been wanting for forever and a day. Or perhaps add it to my IRA – which sits at a pathetically low value of $356 for 2009. =)
I’m just not sure, but I’m pretty sure I’ll just end up putting it onto my debt. More money will always come, but I want this debt gone.
What do you do with semi-large unexpected money? I don’t want to blow it all. But it feels so boring to just say I’ll “put it on the credit card”.
Thing that made me happy today: Found a new blog “What Made You Smile” – I love the idea of an entire blog dedicated towards finding things that make you smile!