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Work Anniversary Snowflake

July 15th, 2019 at 04:58 am

I received an email from HR congratulating me on 10 years of service at my company.

I got to select a gift from their catalog and I chose a 2-piece luggage set from PremiumBag (worth $160)because we plan to do some serious traveling in the next few years.

A major snowflake in my favor! Smile

Happy Developments

July 12th, 2019 at 09:46 am

My company's contract has been renewed, but with that came some changes.

I lost my vacation and sick leave which is a bummer, but was paid out.

I finally received my raise from last year and the retro pay.

As a result of the super fat paycheck, I was able to pay 1/3 of my student loan balance. My new goal is to pay it off by the end of this year. We have savings that could pay this off entirely, but I'm not comfortable taking from savings. At least not yet.

DH and I are re-financing our mortgage to a 15-year, 3.5% fixed APR. That would reduce 2 years off the life of the original loan and an estimated $60-ish reduction in the mortgage payment. Our plan is to continue to make the same payments what we were normally paying now on this mortgage. As soon as I pay off my student loan, we would double the payments. We could conceivably pay off the mortgage in 5 years.