G-man was on a business trip this week, and was able to see his mom and brother. This past Monday was the 3rd anniversary of his father's death, and they were able to go pay respects at the cemetery and have dinner together. I am glad it worked out that way.
My Mother-in-law gave G-man two checks while they were together. One was for my birthday. The other was just "because." Periodically, MIL feels guilty that she never comes to see us, and that the kids tend to get the short end of the stick. And it usually materializes (no pun intended) as a random check. This time it was $500.
So now we have to figure out what to do with it.
I know G-man is going to want to spend it. But he will defer to me if I say save it. Right now, I am thinking:
10% - G-man's boat (after all, it is money from HIS mom)
20% - House stuff (probably landscaping stuff or pool chemicals...nothing "fun")
20% - Car fund (since we drained it getting the new alternator)
50% - EF fund (which will advance our goal for the year by over 2 months).
I think that seems like a fair distribution. Part of me says "power in numbers" and maybe 80% should go to the car....just in case. Or the EF. Or use to to pay off/toward a debt.
Not sure. I don't think any of the ideas are bad or good. Just different ways of looking at things. Any thoughts???