January 7, 2011

Productive Day

Today was a good money saving day.
  
I sent the paperwork in to the tax assessor for the Homestead Exclusion. Last year our property and school taxes went up significantly, when I called to ask why, it was because we had not filled out this > ridiculously easy form. This will save us over $300 this year. Now we pay our taxes through escrow so we won't actually see the benefit of this until next year when our mortgage will be reassessed and be lowered, since it went up this year.

The electric bill was available for my viewing disappointment this morning and it was over $200. I loathe electric bills! Upon further investigation I realized they hadn't given us an "actual" reading in over three months, so I checked the meter and we were at 520 KWH less than what the electric company had predicted, "estimated". So I called and they will send us a new bill for about $60 less.

Not bad for about twenty minutes of "work". Now I am off to walk to the grocery store to get a few items.