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Lower Property Tax

July 4th, 2018 at 06:03 am

I got my property tax bill -- second installment -- in the mail yesterday. I was very surprised that it was only $169. That is the lowest I ever paid. I'm not sure why it is so low, but I'm pleased. I already paid it out of my checking account. Now the account is just a little in the red (because of future withdrawals scheduled). But I think I can make up the difference without touching savings, if some mystery shop payments come in.

I did a mystery shop along with the boys yesterday in a garden shop. I had to buy something to prove I was there, so I let the boys each pick out a small thing for themselves. One chose an air plant, and one chose a pack of catnip seeds. The bill came to $8, and $5 will be reimbursed.

Afterwards I stopped at the grocery and spent $24.

Variables are at 16%.

In the evening we had an exciting baseball game to watch. We were tied in the seventh, and went into extra innings to finally make the win. Our boys haven't won much this year, so it was especially sweet. The game lasted three and a half hours!

I am not planning much today. It would be a gym day, but I think it is closed. I will probably walk over to the beach tonight to see the fireworks.

A bit of a cool-off has allowed me to turn off the air conditioners, but it seems like today might heat up again.

5 Responses to “Lower Property Tax”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, that is a very low tax payment! Very glad for you because I know you are really watching your spending.

  2. Wink Says:

    That is extremely low. In my area our property taxes are pretty evenly split between the 1st and second installments. Was your first installment high?

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Could it be the senior thing? (Sorry - can't remember what it's called - but a discount seniors get for property taxes)

  4. CB in the City Says:

    My first and second installments combined are $545 less than last year's total tax. I do have exemptions -- homeowner's, senior citizen, and senior freeze. Perhaps they did not all kick in all at once before, but I've been claiming these exemptions since I turned 65 (three years ago). I don't know. I just hope they haven't made an error!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    That's a nice difference. It's a hot one here today too.

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