Here are my financial goals for March (or what’s left of it):
1) File taxes for myself and the missus. I sent in the many rebates for the TaxCut Deluxe tax prep software that I bought. Will need to do 1 joint Federal and multiple state returns due to us being married mid-year. Not looking forward to it.
2) Looking forward, do the research in order to find the right amount of tax withholding per paycheck in order to pay as little taxes during the year as possible without penalties and avoid giving out an interest-free loan to the IRS. Especially since I wait until March to do my taxes!
3) At least install the Microsoft Money 2005 software that I bought along with the tax stuff, and poke around a bit. I’ve done this once before a few years back, and I just got frustrated and gave up. I’ve never actually worked out a monthly budget. April’s goal will probably be to at least get a grasp of where all my money goes. Feels daunting.