HISTORIC! PARALYZING! The snowstorm of a generation!
Man, I wish I was a meteorologist (one of the 10 career tracks I considered in high school), just so I could get paid to make educated guesses. The very large snowstorm that pummeled the eastern half of the U.S. was little more than a whimper here in North Jersey. There’s not a speck of new snow to be seen. While we grownups are mostly happy that there’s none of the white stuff to deal with this Super Bowl weekend, I know more than a few little kids who woke up very disappointed this morning!
I realize I’ve skipped a Fix-it Friday post already (it’s only week two), but I’m going to wait until I try to install a digital thermostat next week. Could be catastrophic or wonderful — only time will tell.
After dinner with friends to celebrate a few birthdays tonight, it will be a lean week in the Rainy-Day Saver household, due to the major payments put toward the CC this month. We’ll also hopefully be doing our taxes this weekend — the sooner we do them, the sooner we get our good-sized refund. I’ve estimated about $10,000, so we’ll see what the actual numbers are. That money will be going to finishing off the balance on CC #2, with the rest padding our somewhat-anemic emergency fun, which only would cover about two months’ worth of expenses at this point.
Posts that Intrigued Me
A Gai Shan Life’s Dementia in the Family: The Long Road to Nowhere, a touching post about how Revanche and her dad struggle to deal with her mother’s dementia.
There’s a lively discussion over at Consumerism Commentary’s post, Which Should You Pay First: Credit Cards or Mortgage? with readers divided into two camps on this topic.
Credit Card Strategery is a look at why the Executioner at Death to the Mortgage prefers credit cards over debit cards.
Over at Girl With the Red Balloon, In the Red: What Happens When Bankruptcy Doesn’t Work is a personal story about the dilemma faced by Red’s grandmother.
As always, Financial Samurai poses another controversial question: Do “C” Students Deserve a “A” Lifestyles? Is there a correlation between grades and later success?