The 3 Things You Must Do After Getting That Bonus Check
Did you get a bonus check? Want to make sure you don’t blow it all and wind up left feeling no better off than you did before you got it?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
In fact, 83% of employees surveyed by HR consultancy Korn Ferry said they expected to receive a bonus in 2019. So before you head off on a shopping spree or a cross-country vacation, you’ll want to do these three things with that bonus check.
#1 Make Sure Your Monthly Bills are Caught Up
While taking a vacation might sound like a great idea when you get that bonus cash in your hands, you won’t be able to really enjoy yourself if you’ve got a pile of bills waiting at home for you when you get back.
Paying bills with your bonus check might not sound like a fun idea, but trust us when we say, you’ll be so happy you did!
Before you do ANYTHING with that bonus check of yours, make sure your bills are all caught up. And then breathe a sigh of relief!
#2 Take Care of Any Household or Car Repairs
Yes, we know. You got a bonus check and you want to cash it. So where’s all the fun?!
We’ll get there. We promise.
But first, it’s time to take a moment and examine what items have been needing taken care of, but you haven’t had the funds to do so.
A bonus check is a great opportunity to handle household or car repairs that you wouldn’t otherwise have the monthly income for…and since we’re close to tax season, that just means you can keep even more of that tax refund for yourself!
Once you’ve made sure your monthly bills are caught up, make a list of any things around your home or car you need to fix. Maybe you’ve been needing a new set of tires. Perhaps you’ve been paying extra at the laundromat because your dryer broke down.
Whatever it is, now is a perfect time to take care of those items and do it without the pressure of having to get a side hustle just to pay for it.
#3 Treat Yourself
See? We told you we’d make it here.
Once you’ve used your bonus check for numbers 1 and 2, it’s time to treat yourself to a little something extra.
Take a trip to visit a friend. Go on a weekend getaway. Schedule an adventure you’ve been dying to try out like skydiving or ice fishing.
Whatever the case may be, set aside a portion of your bonus to celebrate you and all the hard work you did to earn your bonus check.
If you need a place to cash your bonus check without having to worry about opening a bank account, stop by one of our Currency Exchange locations today. We even offer foreign currency exchange for those trips abroad!
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