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Paid my taxes!

September 14th, 2005 at 05:55 pm

Paid my estimated taxes today. Ouch! My checking account is taking a major hit. I have about $500 left, and I get paid tomorrow. I haven't yet spoke with my boss about the check he miswrote the date on- he hasn't been in- but he should be in tomorrow to write paychecks. Hopefully I will have 2 checks coming to me tomorrow, and my checking account won't be hurt too much. I went to the drugstore today to get contact lens solution, toothpaste, and cotton balls. I have $12 left in my personal hygiene budget and I don't think I have anything else that falls under that category to buy this month. That would be awesome...

Other budget items are not doing so well. I expect to go over on dining out (currently have about $50 left). I'm already over on household items and electricity.

I got my credit card bill yesterday. About $500. I pay off my balance every month, but since it's not due till the end of the month, I'm going to wait a few days till I can deposit my paychecks.
After I deposit my paychecks, I should be able to transfer $1000 to my ING account. Yay interest! That'll bring my emergency fund to just over $3000. At $5000, it will have 3 months of expenses (roughly); I want to get up to 6 months worth eventually, but it's at the $5000 point that I'm going to split my savings right in half. Put half every month in the emergency fund, and with the other half, start a ROTH IRA at Vanguard. I don't have any retirement savings right now; this would be my very first retirement fund.

But that's looking way ahead.

Looking at today:

Wed Sept 14 .75- snack
16.23- personal hygiene
2577.00-Estimated federal taxes
684.00-Estimated state taxes

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