Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Budgeting Software Needed

I hate tax time! Every year we get a couple of thousand back from the federal return, but we also end up paying several hundred for the state return. This on top of the already "CHOKING" property tax is going to send us to the poor house! I know there is the whole 'Welfare' package coming in May and I'm really going to have to look into a budget software in order to make it last as long as we can as well as cover every need that we have as well! It really isn't so hard living within our means. We don't have any credit card debt. Both of our cars are paid for. We have a mortgage and that is it! Yet with taxes alone, we are in the poor house! How do other Americans do it when they are drowning in debt on top of the taxes?

Hopefully The End

I just got off the phone with my mother in law. Good news finally! My nephew has been in and out of jail and drug rehabilitation for several years now. He keeps getting back into the drug scene and his father keeps reporting him. I don't blame him, I really do want the best for this boy. But at the same time, he is on his final shot. One more relapse, and he's in prison to finish out his 2 year sentence. I'm not sure I could turn him in with that staring at me. Anyway, enough about me! This boy is out of rehab, and back into a halfway house. He seems to be doing really well and is currently working two jobs. In the last halfway house he was in school and doing really well. This current one doesn't offer schooling, but hopefully when he is out in a month or two, he can get himself back into school. I'm so hopeful for him again, but at the same time, we've been here before. Send him "happy thoughts" if you could!