It is 9:02am....well, at least here it is...and it is for the moment....by the time I finish this, it won't be 9:02am anymore.
I have just finished paying bills. The ones I have to write a check for. UGH. Mostly it is medical stuff....which if I can direct your attention to the right side of the screen....please notice the big ole ZERO balance in some areas!!!
But that is not the point of this post. I had to pay our car personal property tax. At least in our state, we have bills sent in July, for a July payment and January payment. My car value has dropped, so at this point, we just pay in July. G-man's car still has 2 payments, albeit they have also gone down (gotta love depreciation).
Technically this payment is due 1/1/10. But they give you until 2/1/10 to pay it without penalty. But I paid it TODAY. December 30. Two full days BEFORE it is ACTUALLY due.
With 3 paychecks this month, we had the money now. Why wait and let that "extra" money get sucked into some other vortex? The bill needed to get paid. So I just paid it. It is in the mailbox waiting to go to the happy Tax Collector.
The other bonus of paying it today....it is tax deductible for 2009. If I paid it in January...I would have had to wait for the 2010 taxes (processed in 2011!) to deduct it.
Small victory, yes. Am I still bummed that I don't have thousands of dollars knocked off of our debt....yep. But we are making baby steps in the right direction.
(BTW....it is now 9:11am *smile*)