i was surprised to find out a few weeks ago that my company decided to pay out bonuses this year. it wasn't a huge windfall, but amounted to about an extra month's worth of take home pay. so, what did i do with that money? absolutely nothing. it just went into the bank and has been sitting there. that's where it'll probably stay. in the past, when i have been fortunate enough to receive a bonus, i was pretty diligent about putting some of it away into a separate account.
times have changed for me, however. my saving is so automatic these days, i know that each month i'm socking away a good percentage of my pay into investments, savings, and more discretionary accounts. it's a great way to live.