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Emotions, deals and taxes

August 6th, 2018 at 10:27 am

Today would've been my sister's 54th birthday. For the most part, I have been dealing with her passing but it seems like I am a mess when her birth date comes along. She passed away a year and a half ago and even though she was suffering from a chronic illness, her death hit me like a ton of bricks. I've been very weepy today. I know, my emotions will ebb and flow forever as I grieve.

Any way, I've saving tons of money using manufacturer coupons and supermarket digital coupons. I am not one of those super/extreme couponers but I am learning and scoring lots of free or super reduced cost for things I use and purchase. I don't buy, just for the sake of buying. Today, I scored laundry detergent (3) and toothpaste for free and I bought vitamins for both my hubby and I for $2.49 (two packs of Centrum).

Our property taxes went up over $500 a year. We're at close to $8K a year. New Jersey has one of the highest property taxes in the nation, but a good portion of it goes to educating our children. I also benefit from property taxes, since my salary is funded mostly by local tax payers as well.

Summer quickly ending; I'll be back at work in less than a month. I'm enjoying the lazy days of summer and a work perk, I cherish.

5 Responses to “Emotions, deals and taxes”

  1. Wink Says:

    I love saving with coupons! And sending (((hugs))).

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your losing your sister even if it has been awhile. That doesn't make it hurt any less.

    Good job on the coupons! Sometimes it is like playing a game trying to get the best deals.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm sorry about the loss of your sister. You're right...grief is not something that turns on and then off overnight; it does ebb and flow for a very, very long time. I'm learning that now myself.

    $500 is a big increase in 1 year. Actually just looked at mine, which increased also, and I see it jumped $684, up to $6684 now. So I guess it's in line with yours though lower overall.

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