Cheers to Good Times!

Imagine this: you just got a new job!  Or a raise! Or a bonus! Or some other type of windfall.  In any case, wahoo!

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First off, congratulations. No doubt, you have earned it. Now, what to do with that extra income becomes the question. Your first impulse is probably to go out and celebrate, but should you? Maybe you should save it? Invest it?

How about all three? Yes, you can have your hard earned cake and eat it too! Try divvying up your newfound earnings in a way that allows you to feel like you are enjoying your money but making it work for you too.

To achieve this, try splitting your extra income into three equal quantities. Set aside the first third to put into your retirement, savings, or other investment account. Use the second third to pay down any debt you may have, be it credit card debt, student loans, mortgage, or whatever other bills are on your mind. Last, use your final third to treat yourself. Get a manicure, take an overnight trip, or go out to dinner with some friends.

It’s important to keep your financial psyche positive by rewarding yourself for your hard work. So be sure to take the time to invest wisely and grow your nest egg, but don’t forget to allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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7 thoughts on “Cheers to Good Times!

  1. I love how simplify and condense a decent amount of valid information and advice. I would have gone on and on to explain that! Agreed for all three!

  2. I love you you* simplify and condense a decent amount of valid information and advice. I would have gone on and on to explain that! Agreed for all three!

      • Just saw this. How about a post behind the origin of the title of your blog? ChickVestor. Clearly there’s some sexism issues behind the “husband” or the “man” in the relationship handling the bills, being the breadwinner… probably more men in most financial positions. But clearly, us women can hold our own these days 🙂

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