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Tax Refund but not Big, Another Snowflake, Spelling Bee

January 24th, 2016 at 04:20 pm

So, first the tax refund. We do have a refund, but a very small one. I guess that's how you want it, right? So that you're not lending the government money all year? For some reason the state says we owe ($52), but I haven't gotten to the state tax section yet, so we'll see. I think that should be zero or a small refund, too, based on the federal, but we'll see.

I sold F's teeny tiny x-c ski gear on Craigslist on Friday to a firefighter. I dropped it off at Station 1 and saw the Chief who is not only a client of mine but has become a friend; our kids go to school together, too. Made $25 for the mortgage, took it right over to the bank, and got the bank's Friday popcorn.

Saturday morning was the County Spelling Bee. F was one of 50 kids in it (two each from 25 schools in the County). The studying was terrible, and she says she never wants to participate again! The only thing that made it worthwhile was that the two representatives from her school were her and her best friend. Anyway, she came in 10th and best friend was 5th - we were all so proud!!

Afterward, she had a birthday party to go to. Lunch and a movie. I was tempted to buy some lunch, too, but I kissed her goodbye, hugged my friend (F's friend's mom) and went home for leftovers! So it was a no-spend day!

When I picked her up, we both went over to the house of another friend at the birthday party. While the girls played, my friend A and I hung out.

On the drive home, I thought a lot about how having good friends like that (who are content just to hang out, sip tea, laugh about stuff) helps you save money!

Today: need to do the grocery shopping and then F has soccer practice (indoor!). After that she has a friend coming over for a few hours.

4 Responses to “Tax Refund but not Big, Another Snowflake, Spelling Bee”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You are so right...true friends don't expect you to spend money. They are simply satisfied with just being with you. You are very wise to recognize this.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Uh... Your bank has free popcorn? Where do I sign up? Wink And I agree about friends. We spent Friday and Saturday night doing stuff with our bffs, and it was good, cheap fun.

  3. Buendia Says:

    Our bank has popcorn Fridays! It's the best bank - local and not a big mega-bank. They are super nice! We have our mortgage there, and personal and business accounts!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good job F on coming in tenth! Spelling never was my greatest strength.

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