There is nothing easier to grab than cash lying around the house. I *could* put the pizza on the debit card but that takes three days to clear and I don’t like to wait on cleared charges on my budget so I’ll just grab that $20 out of Middle Sister’s piggy bank and pay her back tomorrow. Uh huh. Sure I will. You and I both know I mean it at the time but I ended up with a … [Read more...] about I Gave My Kids’ Savings Accounts to Stop Stealing Their Money
Great News!!!!!!!! Mr. Brickie just texted me from training - he starts work Friday!! (Training is M-Th) This is, by far, the earliest he’s started working. Last year he started in April. The year before he started in late June. The earlier he starts, the more hours he works. The more hours he works the more he vests into his benefits and health insurance. The more hours … [Read more...] about Back to Work 2016!
This year I spent my tax return on 9 months of rent and paying off my car loan. A lot of finance people want you to pick that magic number on your deduction form when you start a job so you don’t owe tax but you don’t have to pay tax so you get all the cash you can in your paycheck. That’s great for people who are willing to save money in small bits during the year but even … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Spend Your Tax Return Wisely
Today I made a very difficult decision to not buy a flat iron. I’m 40 and my hair has seventeen inches of roots (that is an exaggeration) and greys shooting through and I’m tired of my hair not looking pretty. I want pretty hair. My cousin and I went to see a movie today (The Boy - it was good) and after it was over we stopped at Sally Beauty Supply because she needed some … [Read more...] about Avoiding Pitfalls: New, Bright and Shiny Things Don’t Make You More Betterer
I’ve had this list made for a few days but this is the beautiful morning that my bank balance showed almost five figures. I’m not gonna lie, I’m giddy. Here’s how we spent it: Rent until lease renews in November: $6725 Car Payoff: $1871 Emergency Fund: $625 (to get it back near $1000) Have you ever seen $9221 spent so fast? Yeah, me neither. I guess I could … [Read more...] about Taxmas 2016