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Raises & Stimulating The Family Coffers

May 24th, 2008 at 04:05 pm

On Wednesday FrugalSon got a raise on his last paycheck of 20 cents an hour. Yeah FrugalSon!! Then he comes home on Friday and says his boss told him he's getting another raise on the next check another 35 cents an hour! WOOO-HOOOO! Hope it shows up. I do know that he'll be getting more when the mandated minimum wages go up in July. Is that 2008 or 2009? Anybody know off the top of their head???

Earlier in the month CashHappySon paid us back 421.00 from his tax refund on his car note. Today we got another $200 from his Stimulus Check to apply to his loan. He got $600 all together. So he spent $100 for fun (PRESENT), $200 for debt reduction (PAST), and $300 goes to help replenish his emergency fund so that's for the (FUTURE). Of course, he'd of liked to have blown it all. As it was he spent $75 buying himself a used TV off of Craigslist that is set up for easy gaming and then spent the other $25 on ebay buying new games.

So our inflow this month back to the FrugalisMoneyMarketCoffers account sees another $200 addition. That makes me happy. I hate having money come out of there because it was so hard for me to round it up in the first place so to have some we loaned out come back into the coffers? Oh yeah, that makes me smile! Big Grin

It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Mama's Bank Account, by Kathryn Forbes:

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Read it if you get the chance! Or watch the movie that's based on the book.

4 Responses to “Raises & Stimulating The Family Coffers”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I have had the book since I was very young. Last week, I got lucky and saw the movie. My book is dated 1946. It helped me to become a saver!!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh my gosh, I know that book! That is the one from which I get the quote, "Vat is a Svede but a Norvegian vit deir brains knocked out?" And the grace saving indignity of low class meatballs! My mother, my bothers & sisters and I all loved this book! Smile

  3. Amber Says:

    Glad to hear about your son's raise that is really nice.I must check out that book, thamks

  4. managinglife Says:

    You are raising financially independent sons!

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