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I got a new title...and a raise!

July 9th, 2013 at 08:31 pm

I learned this afternoon that I am getting a raise and that my title is changing! I am still responsible for the same things, but because the company has grown so much this year, the new title is more in-line with industry standards. This means that at the beginning of the year, when they redo the pay-scale, my pay will adjust to the higher title/scale. NICE!

Today was another HOT one. It was 103 when I got off work, which makes this little house so uncomfortable. I may get a second air conditioner to help. I actually dread coming home knowing the house will be hot until after 8pm each night. With DD3 and her friend renting the rooms, the electricity bill should be covered even with a second unit..or I may see about getting a bigger one and seeing if that does it. Im just ready to do whatever it takes at this point.

I am excited to pay off, what was, one of our largest cc debts next month. It started at $24k at the beginning of the year and is now down to $6k. After this bill is paid off, we have one final cc bill to pay that is at 0% interest through next April. We owe $8500 on it. I will probably just make minimum payments on it until next April and then pay it in a lump sum.

I owe just over $7k on my car, which will be the next focus and should be PIF by end of year.

And then, we are down to only house payments. AMAZING. This has definitely been a year of debt repayment. (among other things)

The repairs on the big house are on hold until. Right now, getting rid of all debt is more important and will allow decisions to be made without the extra worry.

Big smile tonight. I needed this boost to my confidence. Its been a tough month.

13 Responses to “I got a new title...and a raise!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on the advanced title and it's raise plus the industry standard and reset salary. Company growth sounds terrific. Targeting the last $ 6K from an initial $ 24.K from CC for pay off this month is so impressive. Imagine driving a car that is PIF! I wonder what percentage of drivers are in PIF vehicles. Sounds like a wonderful holiday gift to give yourself. Huge interest cost avoidance.

  2. Frugaltexan Says:

    Congrats on the new title and raise Ray! You so deserve it.

  3. alternativegirl Says:

    Congratulations! It's refreshing to read your good news and your positive outlook.

  4. Shiela Says:

    That is NICE! Congrats.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Awesome!

  6. My English Castle Says:

    That's terrific!

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Congratulations on the work success. And also on the debt repayment, which sounds remarkable!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Congratulations! It is always nice to be validated!

  9. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations! That's great! Smile

  10. scottish girl Says:

    Congratulations! That's great!

  11. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you everyone!

  12. Looking Forward Says:

    YAY! Big Grin

  13. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congrats on the raise, Ray!

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