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Taxes Done

February 19th, 2016 at 04:12 pm

I finally submitted my taxes. At the last minute I decided to input a $1,000 for husband's Roth, so I would get back $100 for the savers credit. I'll have to make sure to send the money to his account before the April deadline. I'll definitely send the $100 from the taxes, and there is an extra paycheck coming up next month so I'll send $350 then. Just have to come up with another $450 which should be easy enough.

Should know about the new job within the next day or two.

Really feeling the itch to get projects done, or some deep cleaning. But I just don't even know where to start. I'm sick of our house looking unfinished and dirty. No matter how much cleaning I do, it still looks yucky with the old scratched floors and missing trim. I so want it to be finished this year, but the amount of money to complete just seems impossible.

Design work is picking up, and I've got a couple vet checks left. Really going to try to use my paychecks wisely to knock out as much debt as I can. I've been very good about spending lately except the occasional fast food or snack.

Husband actually had extra money left in his paycheck this month after bills, spending, and paying his credit card off. I can't remember the last time we had a positive balance. I never do because every single dollar I have (besides my buffer of course) gets put towards something on payday. I don't leave extra money sitting in my account, it instantly gets sent to savings or debt.

2 Responses to “Taxes Done”

  1. snafu Says:

    Before the crash 2008, all the financial gurus with credentials touted the importance of 'giving every dollar a job' which includes savings or buffer. There is no evidence that this is an ineffective system. I understand how frustrated you feel about the projects you plan for the house. It will happen but cash flowing costs is less stressful than second mortgage or giant loans whose cumulative costs can negate the joy and cause stresses in relationships to make you miserable for other reasons. When you look at the list of all you've accomplished it should help set aside short term disappointment. You've done phenomenally! Are you still enjoying your unique desk?

  2. klarose Says:

    Yep, still loving the desk! It's perfect and beautiful. I get lots of compliments on it, and I really enjoy using it daily.

    Now someone is giving me a free metal filing cabinet which I am going to paint and put beside the desk to hold some of my paper clutter. Very excited.

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