Over the previous five months literally half of our income has been going toward the Home budget category. 50% of the budget is a big deal. Why is it so high? The mortgage isn't to much for us. The landscaping project is about to begin. Landscaping is $29,192.28
That's a whole lotta bacon! So far we have cash flowed $14,596 to get the project started. The remaining $14,596 is going to be a balancing act. I reallocated $100 that was set aside for honey. Put that into landscaping.
Home continues to get about 50% of my income. The total cost of the landscaping really caught me off guard. It is much higher that I expected when we purchased the new home in September 2015.
The sad truth is that we are planning to go against everything I believe in and take out a $10,000 loan in March. This plan is painful to think about. While the terms of the loan may be for three years. I expect to have it paid off much quicker.
I am a union member in the TWU Local 555. After five years of negotiating with our company we have voted yes and have a new five year contract. The contract has a higher wage structure which is a big win.
In addition to higher wages there will be a lump-sum cash bonus paid within 90 days. Another highlight of the contract is that in 2018 the company 401k match increases from 8.3% to 9.3% which is incredible.
I enjoy money and bacon.
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