Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Burning A Hole In My Bank Account

Now that I have transferred my nest egg out of Paypal, it is sitting in my checking account, staring at me, waiting for me to make a decision. It's not like I can change my mind after I write that check to my mortgage company. They won't give the money back although I am sure they will be very happy to lend it back to me at a high interest rate. I have decided to use the money to pay down my mortgage but I am going to give it a week or 2 to make sure that I have considered all of my options.

I looked at the past performance of one of my mutual funds today. Over the last 3 years it has made 3%. Over the last 5 years it has earned 5%. Not really exciting earnings for the risk involved.

Anyway, this Saturday is my office Christmas party. This is my first Christmas party at this job. Last year the Christmas party was held one day after I started. I wasn't comfortable with the people so I didn't go. I'm glad I didn't. They probably would have scared me and I would have quit. The job is better now. I know the people and their idiosyncrasies. When to take them seriously and when to ignore them. I'm the kind of person that needs to be comfortable in her surroundings, kind of like a turtle. My female co-workers decided to wear pants this year. That's good because I really don't like my dressy shoes. I don't have to run out and buy a new outfit either which saves more money for the mortgage!

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