As you can tell from the title of this post, clearly I'm a Game of Thrones fan.
So, I received news that I'm getting a bonus this year. This bonus was unexpected for a couple of reasons. First, I was on maternity leave for more than three months. Second, I did not believe I was eligible for this type of bonus.
So money is coming our way and it is a decent size chunk of cash. Of course, after Uncle Sam takes his bite and after the deduction for my 401k, the number shrinks. But, I won't complain one bit.
My tentative plan for the money is as follows (final plan depends a bit on the amount). First, 50% will go to our baby debt (which presently is $5421 at 0%). Second, 25% will go towards our upcoming summer vacation (so, into our travel savings fund). Third, 15% will go towards our 2015 IRA savings account. And, finally, 10% is for me to do what I want with (spa, clothes, dinner out, or some other kind of treat).
How do you spend bonus money?