I have 3 “mini-posts” that I’ve decided to consolidate into one “bigger-post”.
I mentioned some time ago that I was ready to file my taxes. Do to the fact that I’ve been very, very busy, I am just now getting around to actually filing. For more information about the free service that I’ll be using to file my taxes online, read this post that I wrote in February.
Roth IRA updates. I received my account verification documentation from Tradeking.com. My wife and I now have Roth IRAs. I am super-excited! Now I have to make a decision. What happens if the calendar creeps towards April 15th and I have not managed to fully fund both Roths for 2006? Should I dip into my emergency fund? I don’t know what would bother me more: missing a year of fully funding my Roths OR using my emergency fund for a “non-emergency”. Here’s to hoping that I don’t have to make this difficult choice!
Fees. For the first time in 2 years, I paid a bank fee. My bank charges $2 if I make a withdrawal from another bank’s ATM. In a moment of anti-NCN behavior, I left home without my cash envelopes. I had to make a quick trip to another town about 45 minutes from where I live, and when I arrived, alas, I had no cash. Thus, I was forced to use a competitor’s ATM. So, I’m out $3.50. Dork!