Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Show me the money

"Of two things you can be certain; death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin

Being a grown-up has been making me all about the angry and the rage lately. It's been turning me into a less-than-positive person and it's been making me evaluate the influences in my life. Sounds like fun, I know.

Positive: I did my taxes by myself for the first time ever. Well, the Boy may have helped when I was mumbling curse words under my breath at the computer. But the important thing is, I didn't send them home to my mommy! Even though she tried to convince me to! Grown. Up.

So, after dealing with the Tax Man, I've come up with some financial goals for this year. This year, I will pay off my student loan. Hurray! I will keep medical receipts. I will opt for a bus pass over tickets, so I can get the tax break, instead of buying tickets and ending up paying the same amount. Finally, I will contribute more to RRSPs (I sorted this out when I was home in February. Automatic withdrawl, oh how I love thee).

Money is a giant stress, so it's good to at least be able to pretend that I have things under control.


Sarah said...

Good for you! I've been feeling guilty about letting my dad do my taxes for me again this year. I'm determined to at least try to do them myself online next year. I'll use you as inspiration!

Hillary said...

I did my own taxes for the first time ever this year (what - my dad is an accountant.) It sucked.