Hello; Do not wish to rain on your parade but you may want to wait a while before spending what seems like extra money on stuff you could not afford before the raise. The fear is inflation will eat up the raise and more. That you will wind up spending more for the same things that use to cost less. Those things may cost more and you may wind up with less buying power than before.I got a raise from $10/hour to $15/hour, time to get even more tanks for Wallace’s shoehead catfish
I have been thru the cycles a few times over my life.