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Ahhh January (almost): Writing Some Big Checks & Avoiding Fees

December 30th, 2012 at 06:21 am

I need to prepare to write some BIG checks.

Annual property taxes and the final estimated tax payment for 2012 will be due. Neither of these is a surprise. I knew about the estimated taxes when I filed my tax return in February. And we received our property tax bill in October.

I need to transfer funds from our on-line account to our local account with check-writing privileges. Where we live, property tax payments made any way other than a paper check incur additional fees, so of course we mail in our check. (I assume it is the same for federal income taxes?)

Some of you may remember that I think fees (bank fees, late fees, convenience fees, etc) are a big waste of money and refuse to pay them. Paying fees is like filling your car up with cash and driving down the highway with the windows open. Your money is gone and you have nothing to show for it. I wonder how much money we have saved over the years by not paying fees?


December 25th, 2012 at 01:48 pm

Well, I'm back. The reason for stepping away is no more. Looking at my sidebar makes me smile ... It has been ages since I read "Texas." Looking forward to getting caught up.