Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - April 10, 2011

I haven't done one of these in a is how the week looked for us:

The Good:  Taxes are 98% done (need EIN number for something and then they can be e-filed).  We were shooting for about a $1000 refund....and we came in at $1035.  We estimated well on this.

Additionally, we got a weird $43 check from our old homeowner's company.  Dunno.  But hey, it is $43.

And, one of our doctor's offices has been a little behind on billing.  We have been paying our co-pay weekly, but not getting reimbursed from FSA (ours is automatic).  FINALLY, we got reimbursed for 3 that is another $60 we got back.  I am sure the remainder will be coming soon.

The Bad:  We owe $192 in state taxes.  This is a bummer. We even increased our state withholding last year after we owed $145 last year.  But we made a little more, and here we are.  It could be alot worse.

The Ugly:  The looming government shut down.  As I said the other day...the only reason we have a cushion is because we haven't spent the refi money yet.  If things had gone according to plan in the past 2 months....we would be soooo screwed. 


  1. Sounds like you're not doing too bad! The good almost outweighed the bad (the extra $35, $43 and the $60) :) Nice job!

  2. I agree with babybluewater - sounds like you've done quite well!

    And you're right, your state tax situation could be a LOT worse. I speak from unfortunate experience :(

    Thank goodness it's only money. Right?


  3. Well ugly is out... no gvt shut down.

  4. @HS - no shut down so far....but they can still do it.