| submitted by /u/Smilinmong
I've used BitWage for the past 3 years to automatically get 5% of each paycheck (I'm paid weekly) in Bitcoin. During this time I've found 0 need to use my Coinbase, Circle, or Gemini accounts as now I just received bitcoins to my designated wallet the same manner I receive dollars to my checking from each paycheck. I designated a higher percentage of each check to my 401k and RothIRA and regular savings account, so Bitcoin isn't the only investment I have.
IMHO earning Bitcoin > buying bitcoin (even though I guess I'm still buying bitcoin by direct depositing dollars to bitwage and them converting to Bitcoin for me). Hodl on.
To this date (unless I'm really busy), whenever I send a BTC tx I'm always fascinated with what the mempool looks like at that time, which fee I sent the tx at, and that first confirmation is always "magic" to me.
I know it's cheesy as hell, but sending a BTC tx feels like I'm accomplishing something small yet great every single time. I hope it never gets old 🙂