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Raise, Bought ETF, etc

May 16th, 2020 at 01:41 am

So on Thursday I had my 6-month evaluation meeting. I got a high enough score for a raise. It should be about $.60/hr.

I'm glad I have the supervisor I have and don't have a particular co-worker for a supervisor.

It looks like we'll still be WFH till at least the beginning of June. I wouldn't mind longer ...

DH asked me to convert his index funds in his ROTH into an ETF a few months ago. So ... I looked at our accounts a few days ago and saw that my index funds had lost around 7% this year, while DHs ETF had gained 11%. HMPF! Smile (We're down about $30k from our high.)

I didn't want to sell any of my index funds at a loss, but I did want to play a little with his ETF. So .. I used $1k of my fun money (thanks to no Ireland trip) to buy 4 shares. I'm going to possibly buy 1-2 a year. I don't want to tie a lot of money up in it - but a little bit won't hurt.

DH has decided to do time limited keto - eating within a 4 hour window to start. So that eliminates our meals together, and probably eating out too. ( He was talking about we still could do Chinese buffets ... um a buffet?? I don't know when I'll be ok going to a buffet again.) Plus I don't think he was thinking about timing.

I really hope he focuses on getting the full 30% of low-carb veggies/greens ("allowed") and doesn't just eat meat. Sigh.

He probably has a kidney stone again. He had to have a laser procedure in Feb? to get rid of one. Helpfully completed his out of pocket for the year. Yay? It was not pleasant and he doesn't want to do it again. He may have no choice.

Mom just HAD to get a haircut on Monday.

She and her hairdresser started with masks ...

Yesterday she got a call saying that the person who had an appointment directly before her had tested positive for Covid.

Her hairdresser is in quarantine, and of course has had to cancel all her appointments.

Mom didn't understand why she needed to self-quarantine.

Oy vey.

6 Responses to “Raise, Bought ETF, etc”

  1. latestart Says:

    Let hope the hair dresser sanitized the chair. Sorry your mom does not understand. She should be staying away from people.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    May I ask which ETF? Thanks. Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks latestart. According to my mom she did.

    Petunia - VGT Smile

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congrats on the raise - every little bit counts! Good idea for buying $1K of the well-performing ETF; we probably invest about $1K a year in shares and it’s not something we really have to struggle to do and it’s nice to see the extra money there. Hope DH keeps up with the diet, would he try zucchini noodles with meat? Hope he doesn’t have a kidney stone.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Thank you, Laura. Smile
    And yes, congrats on that raise. The best part of a raise IMO is to know that you are appreciated.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    That is scary about your mom and at the hairdresser. Hopefully she did not get the virus.

    Congrats on the raise!

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