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First Day - Thanks guys!

February 15th, 2006 at 05:01 pm

Wow guys! I can't tell you how much all of your comments have meant to me.

I had my first day today. I think it went pretty well. The person I am replacing is very nice. It looks like I'm going to have plenty of time to satisfy my readaholic bug. i.e. - There's a lot of downtime.

Filling out the paperwork took quite awhile. There was a lot to go through. I signed up for the group Life Insurance (x1), the Accident plan (x5), and Disability (x5). Total take out - ~$29/mo. The Medical Plan is a PPO, and the best part is that the premium's are PAID!!

They do have a 401K plan, but unfortunately there is a ONE-YEAR waiting period before an employee can participate. (How does that make sense???) So, I guess I'm going to figure out where to put some money away in an IRA myself.

I found out today that I get paid weekly, and my first paycheck will be next Friday. They have direct deposit, which I immediately signed up for. Smile

I'm just so excited about all of this!

I'm going to have to ask Jesse if I can download a copy of YNAB onto my mom's computer so I can keep up with my budget away from my home computer. I *could* do it just once a week, but I have a thing about liking to play around with it 4 or more days a week. Smile Smile

Spending Log:
$5 - lunch (didn't bring lunch with me because I wasn't sure whether or not I'd be staying the whole day or not.)


3 Responses to “First Day - Thanks guys!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    I hope all your days are as great as your first...

  2. katwoman Says:

    Oh, how wonderful! I wanted to ask about the benefits but then I didn't want to seem nosey. Glad to see that you have disability and paid PPO medical! Outstanding! Things have really turned around. Enjoy!

  3. Frugal Momma Says:


    Some jobs do have that waiting period for 401k signups. Crazy.

    I would open a Roth IRA and do an automatic deposit each month into that. Fidelty, Vanguard are good places to do that.

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