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July 7th, 2015 at 05:50 am

I got my second property tax bill yesterday and it was good news. My total taxes this year will be $1200 less than last year, thanks to senior citizen exemptions. Plus, my taxes are now frozen because I am a senior citizen, so it should be the same next year! This basically puts $100 back into the monthly variables budget, making it a lot more comfortable. On the new budget, I have not spent more than 86% any given month. Right now I'm at 19% this month.

I bought road food on the way home amounting to $7. Part of that was a children's meal at Wendy's so I could get the Toothless toy, which has been delivered to a very happy grandchild!

Last night I went out for frozen yogurt and spent $3.

I got an email from my museum connection asking for my cell phone number and promising "wonderful news." I haven't heard from her, though. My first reaction was disappointment -- a gut feeling that I didn't want to go back to work! But then I decided that I could throw the money at my mortgage -- or save it for a trip to England, which is something I've wanted to do all my life -- so if there is a job in the future, I will try to be happy about it. I do know it would be imprudent to turn it down.

But I am just reveling in my freedom, and would kind of hate to see it end so soon!

This is all speculation, since I don't even know what her "wonderful news" is, and heaven knows, she has left me hanging before!

9 Responses to “Good news”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    That is good news on the property taxes. Smile

    I am so glad for you that you are enjoying your freedom. Still, a trip to England would be nice, or a big chunk of your mortgage gone, or both.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd feel the same way about turning right around to work again when you feel you are retired, but I do like you have ideas to make that income worth the work. It is possibly part time correct?

  3. starfishy Says:

    yay on the tax break!! Smile

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, it would be part-time.

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    I am trying to figure out a trip to the UK and Ireland for next year. I used my vacation fund for the house so...saving again! I have wanted to go for years.

  6. scfr Says:

    Is the museum work something that would have seasonal peaks? Would there be periods of time when you don't work? If so, it might be a nice "semi-retirement" gig.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I am fairly certain they just want help as they go into a major fundraising campaign, so it would wind down after a while. I don't see it lasting for years.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is great news about the tax break!

  9. My English Castle Says:

    A little work could be very helpful? And great news on the tax break.

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