The Best Things In Life Really Are Free

By Staff

I failed to provide a book review yesterday, because honestly I haven’t had much time to read this past week, and I didn’t want to write up a review without working through the entire book. I’ll make up for it next weekend with two reviews.

The “Power’s Out” family fun night on Friday went over well. We had a simple dinner and then turned off all the lights and gathered in our family room. We told stories, played a game or two by candlelight, and talked in-depth about the kid’s week at school. Next Friday we are planning a homemade movie night with popcorn and a DVD selected by the kids.

Yesterday my son and I had the house to ourselves as the girls were invited to a tea at an old historic home in a neighboring town. We made ravioli for lunch and then headed outside for the rest of the afternoon. We jumped on the trampoline, blew bubbles and tossed a ball. Who says it costs money to have fun?

I wrapped up our taxes over the weekend and it looks like we’ll owe some to the feds. I’m currently maxing out my exemptions to max out my monthly earnings, but I may have to scale back an exemption or two to break even next year. By the way, if you haven’t done your taxes yet I would suggest you get a move on – it looks like the upcoming tax rebate checks will be based on your 2007 filing, so the sooner you file the sooner you are eligible for the rebates. I used TurboTax (affiliate) to complete my taxes, and have for the last several years. Also, look for a Turbo Tax Coupon Code before signing up as you can definitely save a few bucks when you have to use their expanded services.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. I’ll resume the usual thought-provoking, insightful financial posts tomorrow, but quite honestly I just wanted to quickly share some things happening in our frugal family’s life without putting too much research time into a full-blown article. Who knows…this might become a new Sunday tradition.