Small update. Salary bumped $3k per year. Maybe $66 more per paycheck, $130 per month. As a percentage of my spending it's like 7%. But as a percentage of salary it's like 2%. Not life changing but helps against inflation. Annual review at work was positive, so got more stock option lottery tickets. I need to push myself in the next year to advance my career. It is stagnating. I've been doing the same damn thing for 5 years, which is an eternity in tech.