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Where To Spend Tax Returns

Where To Spend Tax Returns

As we impatiently wait until we can get our taxes done and then super crazy impatiently wait for the tax return to be deposited in our bank account I thought it may be interesting to go back and review how we have spent our tax returns. Tax Year 2014 Rebate: I remember being scared to file this tax return. Our tax guy is in Wisconsin and when your wife is 9 months pregnant you get a little nervous driving anywhere…

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The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

For over a year leading up to Babe’s birth I meticulously planned how much we were going to need in the HSA and the savings account. Nothing was going to prepare me for the Friday of the missing paycheck. Ode to HSA We weren’t sure how much our insurance was going to cover so I made sure we had enough to cover up to our max out of pocket. After filling it up we used all but $400 of the…

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In event of an emergency…plan

In event of an emergency…plan

Having a solid emergency fund is one of the most important things you could have. General consensus is 3-6 months of full income set aside in savings. Dialing up or dialing down based on what is happening in your life. Say something horrible happens…I really hope it doesn’t…but what if? Do you know what you’ll do? In the event of a fire at your house do you have a plan for the family? Do you meet at the mailbox? If…

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