The $8,000 housing credit definitely put a fire under me last year to buy a house. I felt ready emotionally and I was definitely ready to move out of my neighborhood, this was just the push I needed.
Too bad I didn't have that same fire when it came time to file my amended tax return! I just mailed it in yesterday. Seriously? WTF was my problem? I'll just chalk it up to this whole year getting away from me. I feel like I blinked and suddenly it was August.
But I did it! And in 6-8 weeks (or 3-4 months as the woman at H&R Block said it took her son's check to arrive), I'll get one of these babies in my mailbox:
Maybe I'll cash it in for 80 of the new $100 bills. They're kinda pretty and definitely trippy:
And then I can just run around town with a pocket full of Benjamins!