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Old 03-04-09, 02:17 PM
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We hardly ever get a tax refund and if we do it is minimal and we then usually owe NJ money so it washes out. My DH works in NY and we live in NJ so it gets confusing sometimes with the taxes. My FIL is an accountant so he has us paying quarterly taxes and has it so we break even most years with the tax refund.

Well this year we are getting $3,500.00 back from federal.
I don't know why we are, but it has something to do with the way our investments are and we aren't getting as much interest and a few other reasons. This means we can pay the extra mortgage payment out of that instead of out of DH's bonus. We like to pay one or two extra mortgage payments each year so we pay it down quicker and this is going to help us do 2.

DH is supposed to get a bonus next month, but we're not counting on it so getting this money will really help us out. If we do get a good bonus then we will buy some family room furniture with it and sock the rest away. We are in desperate need of new couches for that room. We've been putting it off for atleast a year now.

I guess this makes up for my anger over how much we ended up paying last year in taxes because we sold some stock when we thought we were buying a different house.
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Old 03-04-09, 03:31 PM
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That's great news!!!!
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Old 03-04-09, 04:08 PM
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that's awesome!

I would LOVE to get some new furniture

right now, what we have is so terrible, I won't even be able to give it away for free on Craigslist.
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Old 03-04-09, 05:52 PM
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That is awesome, unexpected money is the best!
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Indeed a Good news!
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