The kicker checks have arrived! In my original post about kicker checks, I indicated that I was planning to put my check into a Roth IRA. I then changed my mind about starting a Roth IRA at all, so what am I going to do with the money?
I wish it were up to me. Truth be told, the money was budgeted for spending before it ever got here, but I thought it would be worth listing what I think are some positive ways that we're using the money. As I mentioned previously, we've incurred some "extra" expenses associated with our new house.
And we have more coming soon:
- Energy efficiency measures recommended during our energy audit. (Write-up coming soon!)
- A new drain to divert water from draining into our crawlspace (getting bids and considering a little more DIY).
- New furniture (looking for more home decor suggestions).
Obviously, the arrival of the check comes at an opportune time, and we'll be looking forward to our tax return, too!