My biggest financial news for June is that I’ve hit $16,500 in contributions to the 401K. I am happy that I’ve done so, but for the most part I don’t really feel much difference in my net pay. Once I maxed out the 401K, I zeroed out my W-4 deductions and set up automatic deposits from my checking account to my Roth IRA. Basically, I need to keep as little money as I need to live on in my actual checking account.
To celebrate, I did pick up a few pieces of clothing from a sample sale site. Most of the time, though, I’ve been feeling a little like Hi That’s My Bike. So many questions right now – about life, career, purpose, meaning, how do I get from point A to point B if I am not really sure what point B is and how do I enjoy the journey between point A and point B if I am so worried on figuring out what point B should be. I suspect there is no magic answer rabbit that I can pull out of the proverbial hat. Unfortunately.
Wedding planning, even for 20 people, is getting a wee bit annoying. I suppose I care more than I thought but not so much to really put so much money and effort into it. All of this translates to: we don’t even have a date. Eloping is look so tempting right now.
It’s times like these when I so wish I can just strap on a pair of tango shoes and hit the dance floor. But I’ve been battling an ankle injury for over six months now, and while I am healing it’s still very frustrating that it’s not 100%. So no tango for a while, which adds to my malaise.
Back to the 401K. It’s great. But it’s no answer for the Question That Is Life.