So today our accountant called to tell me that our taxes have been filed electronically, and that we are due about $1100 total back. It’s less than in previous years, but I think it’s better than Denis was expecting.
Denis asked what I wanted to do with the money – in years past I’ve gone on Amazon.com shopping sprees, or bought a bunch of Fiestaware. But this time around when he asked me, my response was “into an emergency savings account to be used if something comes up that we need the money for.”
Even I was shocked that that was my gut response to “how are you gonna spend it?”
And that makes me further tempted to do the same thing with our rebate check. If the rebate is truly $1200, then combine that with the $1100 and that’s $2300 specifically set aside for emergencies. I know that’s not a lot by some standards – but it’s $2300 more than we have set aside right now!
Add in any Disney money that’s left over after our trip, and I’d feel a lot more comfortable knowing that we most likely wouldn’t have to put any emergency expenses on our credit cards if something comes up.
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