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.
around 650 and bunch of points for attending Canadian Personal Finance Conference this past weekend. So worthwhile.— Bob Lai (@Tawcan) November 22, 2016
£24 on 6 tap dancing lessons = great joy!— Midlands Minimalist (@MidsMinimalist) November 22, 2016
~$1200 that it cost to go to #FinCon16. Highlight of my year. 😍— Ms. Our Next Life (@our_nextlife) 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!
$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
$15,275 - the current balance of my house down payment fund!— Desirae Odjick (@half_banked) November 22, 2016
$36467.65. Amount of debt paid off this year!— Canoe Dock (@CanoeDock) November 22, 2016
~$4,000, unexpected self employment income for the year!— Kudy (@MonetaryMusings) November 22, 2016
$15K, amount we've paid off in student loan debt so far in 2016!— Matt Spillar (@mattspills8) November 22, 2016
$765 - Total earned through freelance writing assignments, since starting in May, to help pay off debt.— Harmony Smith (@CMK_Harmony) November 22, 2016
$19338.19 - YTD payments and extra payments on our mortgage! Two more months to hit $25K!— Penny (@picksuppennies) November 22, 2016
$8,500- most I've ever saved for retirement!— Kara (@bravelygo) November 22, 2016
@Steveonomics $35,0000, downpayment on a house.— Slaughter (@slaughtermaus) November 23, 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.
$4000 - to properly care for my 2 cats this year (one is diabetic).— Kate (@itsakatelife) November 22, 2016
$25 — adoption fee for our cat <3— Freedom From Money (@taymilam) November 22, 2016
£139 first holiday as a family (baby boy was 6 months at the time) 🙂— Nicola (@thefrgalcottage) November 22, 2016
$114 to take our niece on her first visit to a waterpark, including lunch and ice cream.— Choosebetterlife (@Choosebetterlif) November 22, 2016
$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.
$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
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!
$8,316.12 for the privilege to pay one year's worth of health insurance for one! Such good value! 😂https://t.co/22XT8FvyyS— Financial Samurai (@financialsamura) November 22, 2016
$350 to replace garage opener. Grateful house didn't burn down when garage was struck by lightning.— Mr. Groovy (@FreedomIsGroovy) November 22, 2016
$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?