Thanks to Single Ma for posting the links to various "Where's My Refund" sites, including Maryland's. By using the site, I was able to learn that my return was accepted, but that I was not getting my state refund! I could have waited for the letter … [Read more...] about I’m an Idiot: 2007 Tax Edition
Part of me enjoys doing taxes, but a larger part of me dreads doing them because I never know if I'm doing them right. I always worry whether I'm putting a number in the wrong place, or worse, not including a number that will then trigger an … [Read more...] about 2007 Federal and State Taxes Review
For almost 7 years, Stacie and I have been driving around the northeastern United States and paying tolls the old-fashioned way: with cash. A number of our trips to NY, NJ, DE, PA and even MD required tolls along the way, and every time, we (I) had … [Read more...] about First Time User Experience with E-ZPass
In a post last month, I hinted that I was working on other job opportunities while waiting to start my next contract with my current employer. I kept it secret because 1) My boss at the time knew about my site (but I doubt he reads it). My new … [Read more...] about Dreams of moving back to PA are shelved…for now
Last Friday, I sent out the check (from online billpay) to pay off the bank loan for our new (to us) MINI Cooper. As you may know, we had about $13,285 owed at the bank and $6,000 on a 0% credit card (the MINI Cooper themed card). We used the money … [Read more...] about The check has cleared and the MINI is ours…almost
No, we don't own a home in Malibu. Rather, we sold our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu this past weekend and are now down to 2 vehicles: a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am with 126,000 miles and a 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS with about 17,000 miles. We actually did the … [Read more...] about Final Malibu Sale Update: What a relief!