I had some shares in one of the companies I worked for, and they sold back in 2014. In 2016, the money was finally released for payment, but I waited because they needed some annoying paperwork to verify me, and I procrastinated (a loooong time) sending it. Anyhow, now that the hermit period is in full swing, I finally got around to sending / finishing that paperwork. So they send me ANOTHER annoying email linking to some super secret thing asking for yet more scanned and signed shit. I get through that yesterday.
It was for $250. That’s why I procrastinated. $250 is nice but it’s not life changing, and I didn’t have any stamps on hand.
Anyhow, today I got a $250 wire transfer, so that was nice. And then I got a separate $1750 wire transfer. WTF!? Not sure if it’s a mistake or of that’s the actual value of my stock? The documents they sent me were confusing, and all the monthly updates ever said was $250. Maybe it was a gain instead of a loss? Or it’s a mistake and they’ll ask for the money back. Not sure. I guess I should go back and look at the paperwork, but it’s really dense and annoying.
[update: I went back and found the old paperwork. The $2000 is legit! I get to keep it! $700 invested, $2000 back. Woohoo.]
$19,638 + $5,700 tax refund + $5,000 feb savings = $30,338. $48k minus $30,338 is only $17,662! BLAMCO. After that it would just be March, April, May to finish it off. The extra tax money and stock windfall has me ahead by almost a month ($4700). Of course, it won’t go down exactly that way, but it’s still pretty cool. And I’m at a place where I have over 6 months of expenses saved.