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Glad I Looked!

February 5th, 2015 at 06:22 am

Yesterday it occurred to me that I could solve this month's cash flow challenge if I could put my property tax payment on a credit card. Turns out I can't. BUT -- when looking on the site, I realized that needed to file my senior citizen exemption and senior freeze exemption to the county assessor. The first will give me a break on my second tax installment, and the second will freeze my taxes at today's rate, so I am protected from property tax hikes. This is the first year I could do this, having just turned 65 last August. The window of opportunity is between January and March. So I am so glad I looked!

I stopped at Walgreens on the way home yesterday. I bought two bags of Dunkin Donuts coffee for 4.99 each and a bottle of Caress body wash, and Dial hand soap. They were marked down to 1.99 and 1.49. I will try to remember to check out that clearance aisle from now on!

It's very, very cold today, but the snow has stopped. Last night I fell again, but just plopped down on my butt on a soft mound of snow. I wasn't hurt, but it was tricky getting up again. Once again I am dealing with snow dams over the curbs -- I have to climb over them to cross the street. Where is spring?

I learned that one of my co-workers in my unit is also applying for early retirement. She is only 62, and has concerns over medical care, but she is doing it anyway. I'm going to go crazy waiting until the end of March to learn my status! But I did figure out that if I do get accepted, I have only a little over 100 days left to work! Not that I'm counting. Smile

5 Responses to “Glad I Looked!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You made me want to review the senior partial homestead exemption my city offers, but I can't find it on their website anywhere.

  2. Carol Says:

    I am having good luck with a walking stick that has a metal tip for the ice. I think it is for some snow sport or other-- I found it in a super discount store and it was unlabeled. It's silly but I love it. Maybe something like that would help against the falls. Good luck with everything!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, I was going to recommend a walking stick as well. My mother uses one and it is tremendously helpful when their is ice and snow or mud.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I had several people call today about the snow drifts in front of the bus shelters and posted bus stops - asking for them to be cleared out better. When I was coming home today I could see what they were talking about - the main bus shelter near my home had at least a foot of snow piled in front of it! Makes it kind of difficult for people to go from the shelter to the bus!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    It is good you checked it out to find those senior breaks!

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