Raises, Bonuses, and Budgeting
In any case, I was delighted to see that my first new paycheck had been deposited, as well as this half's profit sharing bonus! The new paycheck was nice to see, since I was promoted recently and got a nice hefty 16.7% raise along with the new title. As far as the bonus, it was considerably larger than I had expected. Long story short, I have a nice emergency stash sitting in my emigrant account now and boguht myself a present (new fuel management for my miata, yet another money-draining hobby of mine, but more on that later). So this month is looking very good, budget-wise.
Now, I SHOULD be up for anotehr pay increase in sepetmber according to the regular schedule of when our company reviews salary and does merit/cost of living increases. This brings me to the following question: When planning out your rough budgeting for a few months out, does anyone ever take this sort of thing into account? And more generally, how does raise/bonus potential affect your budgeting overall?
Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?