My first paycheck from the new employer just posted, and everything looks good!
Earlier in the week, I checked the new employer's website and saw that our direct deposit had not been set up yet. However, it could be done online, so I set it up myself. This morning, I'm happy to see that it worked as it should.
Another snag was whether the new Fidelity 401(k) was working or not, and I am pleased to report that it's working beautifully! In fact, unlike my old 401(k), which takes a few days to update in my account, Fidelity's account is updated about as quickly as my direct deposit! I think I'm going to love my new 401(k)!
With my money in the bank account, I just finished paying off all but one of my bills (but only because the website is down). It's a very cathartic experience to get the bills caught up again. I hate falling behind.
And because the 401(k) contribution is down to a normal size again, my paycheck is also bigger than what I am normally used to. However, my budget won't change, and instead, I can begin rebuilding my EF in earnest.
Oh and on the side, I used another 1/3rd off coupon for Bed Bath & Beyond. This time I swiped it from my mom. Well, I did ask first at least, and she was fine with it. More for the stockpile!