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Checking In...

February 19th, 2009 at 04:41 pm

It's been a few days and I'm just checking in to gather up some energy and motivation. I'm tired and it seems like I have a super long to-do list, but we'll keep pressing on. Most of the time I want to ignore it...

Had the budget talk with the spouse. He tried to seem interested, but didn't have anything to add as far as goals and how he sees our financial future. He's very unaware of the cost of things and our bills and he's neither a detail person nor a big picture guy (so where does that leave him?). I might revisit in a few weeks. He's perfectly happy not dealing with any of the finances at ALL. But what happens if something happens to me? For now, I'm pressing on with status quo.

I've changed the way I track my spending so I'm still adjusting to new habits. I hope to have numbers together this weekend.

Figured out my taxes and I'm getting back WAY too much money. Not that I'm complaining, because I've already figured out what to do with it!! But I'm used to a $400 to $900 dollar return. (Except that one year where I had to PAY $700! I'm still traumatized by that!) This year it looks like the refund will be a couple of thousand (!!)--I grossly miscalculated my withholding. I thought with my lowered contribution to my 401K that I would have more taxable income and owe more tax, so I changed my withholding. (I reduced my 401k contribution to help with the kid's college.) I was a little bit off... I'll have to readjust for 2009.

Work is about the same. Work. Payday this week. Yahoo!

1 Responses to “Checking In...”

  1. homebody Says:

    I hear you on the to-do list. Mine too is very long. I hope to make a dent this weekend.

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