Today is payday. My raise came through :) It was a full paycheque (no days off) and its now $32 more than my previous full paycheques. Not a whole lot, but nothing to sneeze at either.
I've been approved for more overtime this week (2 hrs tonight, tomorrow night, and 8 hrs on Saturday). There may be more next week as well. This is good because I lose 2 days at the end of the month for Easter (no paid stat holidays) and it usually takes quite a bite out of my paycheque. I also wanted to come up with a buffer again, maybe not a full EF as I will probably just keep it in my regular savings account so it might be used for other expenses while I try to smooth out my savings after draining them to use as debt repayment.
I'm also waiting on getting my tax refund. According to CRA's website, I will be receiving my $3400 payment on Monday. Its going right back into the RSP for my home downpayment. That should put me at about $23,500 meaning I only have to put in $1500 more to reach my $25K downpayment goal in the RSP. I will still have to save more outside of the RSP as well as pay my aunt back the $4K loan. However, having the $25K amount in the RSP soon is great because the money has to be in there at least 90 days before withdrawal.
In more exciting news, I made a $200 payment to my Visa (will pay more at the end of the month) so now the balance starts with a 3! Well, $3,953.13 is the current balance. To think, I started this blog in 2010 with $21K in debt, most of it consumer debt, that number is a little overwhelming to me. I think I see the finish line, and its gonna be so sweet!
Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!