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2014 is off to a good start!

January 9th, 2014 at 05:34 am

2014 is off to a great start!

We received the log-in info for the hubs new 401k and the contributions have started! Right now, he is contributing 5% and his employer is matching the 5% (the max match). Whatever we save in this account will augment his pension nicely when he retires.

The hub headed back to Alaska today. We got quite a bit done before he left- primarily moving furniture so that we could deep clean the little house. It is incredible how quickly animal hair accumulates, so I really appreciated the help getting it all cleaned up. We also spent time planning projects here on the country property.

DD1 and her hub have decided they would like to try to buy the city house. They have lived in it the past 8.5 months and have decided it is a good place to raise their kids. The question is, will they be able to buy it. They are looking into their options, and I will wait to see what they come up with.

I learned today that I am getting a $2 an hour raise! This is an annual increase..which amounts to about $350 month or just a little over $4000 this year! I plan to increase my 401k to 10% to absorb it. (One step closer to retirement!!) I made that change to my scheduled contributions tonight!

So all in all, I am pleased so far with the first week of the new year and am hopeful for a wonderful year ahead!

6 Responses to “2014 is off to a good start!”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Congrats on the raise! Awesome!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on the raise and good job on all your accomplishments!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on the raise! And so happy you are increasing your retirement. We did the same thing, increased my husband's TSP by the amount of the raise.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations! Smile

  5. rachel021406 Says:

    Congrats on the raise!!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:


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