Since I spent so much time bellyaching here about our cashflow problems, I thought I should at least report some recent tidbits of good news.
- We did not run out of money at the end of February. Granted, it’s a short month, but I think our austerity measures are paying off.
- I did our taxes yesterday, and despite my fears we are indeed getting a substantial refund.
- My online tax prep service (TurboTax) turned me onto Mint.com. I’d Iooked at Mint before but for some reason it never clicked. Now I see the appeal, and perhaps it will be helpful in the long term. In the short term it’s already yielded confirmation that we’ve reduced our grocery bill. It’s much easier than tabulating manually, and with nifty graphics too boot.