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Trying to be patient, quarterly tax paid

June 16th, 2016 at 03:55 pm

I'm happy that I sat down a few months ago and figured out how much I need to have to pay my first quarter taxes or else I'd be happy to have paid off the cc balance but crying about how to pay the IRS.

It's never good to owe money to them! Now that is sorted out I need to figure out what the rest of the year game plan is. It looks like I will be able to take a trip home to visit my family after all I just won't be able to afford a rental car.

That's fine with me I'll figure it out. The house is still eating up my money here and there. I just spent another $100 on some organizers and what not but it was totally worth it in a lot of ways because now I know where my shoes are and the dog toys are. And I can actually use my office, and I have a night stand.

It just stressed me out. To spend. I'm glad I didn't shred all my cards as some once-a-year expenses came up that I had forgotten to budget for came up so I was able to charge them and then figure it out from there.

Target was pushing out plastic storage containers at 30% off and they were selling their cheap shoe organizers and cubbyhole organizers on clearance. I was thinking about getting shoe organizers but I didn't want to pay full price for them so this totally worked out for me. I even got an extra discount on one because the box was broken and the bag holding the screws was missing a few.

I got an influx of money from the hubby for groceries so we are stocked there again now too finally. I found all my coffee making stuff so no more coffee out but my pitcher has a slow leak so this weekend I will have to try to find one. I'm hoping I can get a cheap one at the dollar store or Wal-Mart.

My lowest student loan is below $1000. If I didn't have the $1500 sitting on that cc I would totally find a way to pay that off.

I am very slowly putting money in the emergency fund but it makes me feels better just putting something in there.

I really need to be kinder to myself. I am doing the best I can.

I have also learned to make use of what other people would dispose of. A few weeks ago, they kept ordering bagels 3 days in a row. There were so many left over that I knew that they wouldn't get eaten. I took the bulk of them home and we ate bagel pizzas pretty much all week.

That was a great savings and helped the food from going bad too!

I hope I have better numbers to report when I check in again but at least I'm not feeling so down in the dumps even though I'm still anxious.

I think focusing on what I can control like reading all my books, cleaning the house, planning menus around what I have. Is helping a lot.

5 Responses to “Trying to be patient, quarterly tax paid”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice job on using those bagels. They freeze well too if you come upon another large stash!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    You're getting there. Great job on the student debt! And the bagels. I hate to see food go to waste.

    Once you have the emergency fund, you'll see those unexpected expenses that crop up don't have to derail your whole budget.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    The important thing is your mindset; if you're determined to pay off your debt, and build your emergency fund, you will. Using up those bagels is a good example of a good mindset!

  4. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    I went to a catered breakfast on Friday - there was a lot of leftovers. I was really tempted to ask if I could take some with me ... But it was a breakfast for the food drive kickoff, so I figured they'd have a good plac for it to go. I really didn't need those donuts .. Smile

  5. Permanent Temp Says:

    Frugaltexan, lol!

    Thanks for the support guys!

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