I'd almost forgotten that Tuesday was the dreaded tax day for those of us that owe additional taxes. For some reason, I was thinking that I had another week. Doing my weekly roundup, I found that a couple of my fellow personal finance bloggers are sending out tax payments and I quickly remembered that I need to send mine out too. I've written the check; I just can't put it in the envelope just yet. I'll get it all ready to be sent out by tomorrow.

I took part in a couple of carnivals this week including:

The Financial Blogger hosted the 120th Edition of the Festival of Frugality and included my post on "How My Childhood Influences My Finances".

Mommy Gets Paid hosted the 7th Edition of the Money Hacks Carnival and included my post "Taking a Little Break from Netflix".

Here are some posts I've enjoyed from my financial friends around the blogosphere:

After paying her federal and state taxes, Lynnae @ beingfrugal.net is working on rebuilding her emergency fund.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life tells you why you should NOT pay your taxes with a credit card.

Gather Little by Little wants to know why he still has to carry cash. I'm like Gibble, I prefer not to carry cash either.

Paid Twice explains how she got started Snowflaking. Note: this is not a new dance! LOL.

Moolanomy discusses whether it is worth it to do credit card arbitrage.

Mrs Micah tells us what things busts her budget. For me, it would be lack of patience. If I want something, I want it right then and I don't do proper research.

Be sure to visit all the great posts and carnivals mentioned above.


  1. Anonymous // April 13, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

    Whee, taxes! We're not yet done all our state ones...it'll be a job for tonight. Bleh.

  2. Kristin // April 13, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

    I've written my check to the IRS and will mail it tomorrow from the postal drop at work.

    I know others who have it ready, but won't mail until the evening of the 15th at THE post office - just for the principle of it. I can't imagine wanting to get in line for that.

  3. Patrick // April 14, 2008 at 6:37 AM  

    Yep - my taxes go out this afternoon. I didn't want to send the check out too early! With any luck, it takes them a week or two to transfer funds. ;-)