A raise always brings more responsibility. I have worked overtime everyday this week and have been given the keys to open and close. I don't want the keys! That puts me responsible for more than I care to admit. I don't want the responsibility. Bah. I prefer being a sluggard! (Just kidding!)
Seriously, I don't like working overtime but it will increase my pay cheque (pay check for those south of the border.) I have one very small debt I need to pay off to my strata committee then I can start putting some away for savings. I don't own a credit card and choose to only buy what I can afford to pay cash for. I have followed this principle all of my adult life with the exception of a mortgage and a student loan. I am hoping with this increase in my pay cheque I will be able to start saving for a new car. (Well, new to me anyway.) My Mazda is 18 years old and though she runs like a dream I know she can't keep going forever. My kids are getting older and I am fairly certain my daughter is going to need braces so the money won't stay in savings for long!
Other than that I have no plans for the money. I believe in Simple Living. (Though I have a TV, I don't have cable. This computer is not quite a dinosaur but will soon be one. I buy second-hand clothes and don't ever buy extravagant. Quite honestly, I have lived this way for so long I don't think I would ever handle winning the lottery! (How pathetic is that?)