I enjoyed the Halloween tweet-storm so much, I decided to do a Thanksgiving version. I asked people to give me one amount of money they are grateful for in 2016:
For my post tomorrow, tweet at me a specific amount of money you're grateful for in 2016 and why: $276 – 2 tickets to new Harry potter play
— Maggie Banks (@northernexpense) November 22, 2016
I thought about this a lot myself before tweeting it out and have an answer that fits in a variety of categories. For each category, I add my own answer and the Twitter responses I got that fit in that category as well.
My $276 amount to see the second ever showing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would fit in this category. It was an amazing, historic experience.
@northernexpense around 650 and bunch of points for attending Canadian Personal Finance Conference this past weekend. So worthwhile.— Bob Lai (@Tawcan) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense £24 on 6 tap dancing lessons = great joy!— Midlands Minimalist (@MidsMinimalist) November 22, 2016
$59,600 – the current mortgage balance. While I’m not super excited that we still have a mortgage balance, getting this below $60,000 felt great! It means we’ve lowered the balance by $30,000 since starting the blog!
@northernexpense $25630: Combined contributions to 401(a), 457(b), Roth, IRA and mortgage principal paid off this year (so far)— Josh Overmyer (@Jovermyer1) November 23, 2016
@northernexpense $15,275 - the current balance of my house down payment fund!— Desirae Odjick (@half_banked) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $36467.65. Amount of debt paid off this year!— Canoe Dock (@CanoeDock) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense ~$4,000, unexpected self employment income for the year!— Kudy (@MonetaryMusings) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $15K, amount we've paid off in student loan debt so far in 2016!— Matt Spillar (@mattspills8) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $765 - Total earned through freelance writing assignments, since starting in May, to help pay off debt.— Harmony Smith (@CMK_Harmony) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $19338.19 - YTD payments and extra payments on our mortgage! Two more months to hit $25K!— Penny (@picksuppennies) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $8,500- most I've ever saved for retirement!— Kara (@bravelygo) November 22, 2016
$1,007.36 – The cost to drop our kids off with grandparents in a different state and take off on a couples tenth anniversary trip to the UK. I needed this trip and it was well worth the money.
@northernexpense $4000 - to properly care for my 2 cats this year (one is diabetic).— Kate (@itsakatelife) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $25 — adoption fee for our cat <3— Freedom From Money (@taymilam) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense £139 first holiday as a family (baby boy was 6 months at the time) 🙂— Nicola (@thefrgalcottage) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $114 to take our niece on her first visit to a waterpark, including lunch and ice cream.— Choosebetterlife (@Choosebetterlif) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $200, part of a flight for one of my favorite people to come hang out for a long weekend— Revanche (@RevAGSL) November 22, 2016
$1,180.75 – The amount we spent last month on tithing and other causes we feel passionately about.
@northernexpense $461.26 for a RT ticket to Hong Kong to volunteer. Picking my own seat/meal & not having to fly standby - priceless!! 💃🏻🐘— Miss Mazuma (@MissMazuma) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense one more... $300 worth of Christmas gift that we're giving out to a single mom family that we are sponsoring.— Bob Lai (@Tawcan) November 22, 2016
$1,150.88 – The price for new carpet in our entire house. I still can’t tell you how much joy this brings me. I can roll around on the carpet and not be disgusted wondering what’s hiding in it and it feels like I’m walking on clouds!
@northernexpense $350 to replace garage opener. Grateful house didn't burn down when garage was struck by lightning.— Mr. Groovy (@FreedomIsGroovy) November 22, 2016
@northernexpense $6k on a new driveway. Sounds boring but it's been bugging me for 10 yrs. I'm happy every time I drive in.— Chief Mom Officer (@LizOfficer) November 22, 2016
What’s Your Grateful Number for 2016?