Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 7
BACKNEXT
Paying a bill
Paying a bill
Marilyn Paige
Age: 40
Hometown: Philadelphia
Profession: Standardized patient for a medical training facility
Bonus: $77

Surprisingly, I am getting a bonus this year -- and from my part-time job! It will be all of $77, but I'm so grateful for it. I made $7,000 last year, so $77 is a lot of money for me. It's not even the amount that matters, it's simply the message from the company that my work is valued and they want to recognize it. I work for a non profit that administers medical skills clinical tests for 4th-year med students. It would be so easy for the company to say, "No bonuses this year due to the economy," and who would argue? But they aren't.

How I'll spend it: With the money I'll probably pay a phone bill or feed my dog, Bogart.

NEXT: Saving for a rainy day
Last updated December 30 2009: 6:36 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
6 ways to change the world for as little as $20 These platforms help make impact investing accessible to anyone with $20 to spare. More
5 great day trips from Sydney Standout escapes just a short journey from Australia's largest city. More
New cameras go weird, wearable - even old school Meet the new crop of digital cameras, an eclectic group each with a very particular set of skills. More

Special Offer