C & I got our taxes done the other night and are due a decent sized return from the government! I told him last night that we should talk about what we intend to do with that money. Because if we don't make a plan then it will trickle away as we decide what we need.
Buying a house in the next 5 months will certainly eat it up. There will be new furniture to buy and whatever we find that needs to be replaced like a hot water heater or a dishwasher or who knows.
There are things I want to do with it. I want to use some of it to take a honeymoon. Nothing big, maybe just 3 days away. We haven't planned one yet and I pretty much figured we wouldn't do it. But maybe now we can.
I want to start Addy's college fund before she actually leaves for college! Even just putting $500 in an account somewhere will start to grow. And I know people will contribute to it as well.
The other thing I told C is that we worked for the money, we should spend some. I proposed that we each take $200 and spend it on things we want. Because heaven knows there are things I want that I never buy myself because I can't justify spending the money on something I don't actually need.
Like a new purse, some nice grown-up earrings, some perfume, and some clothes or shoes most likely. Silly stuff, girly stuff. But still, stuff I want.
It seems bad though to buy all this stuff especially in light of just having a wedding. It seems frivolous and slightly irresponsible to do this but I need to keep reminding myself that he & I worked for this money and it's rightfully ours. There's no reason we shouldn't enjoy some of it.