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Some Tax money :)

January 24th, 2011 at 09:51 pm

Yesterday I blogged about needing more cash/cash flow in the next month or so to pay for trades people that we will need to hire. I was actually thinking of withdrawing money out of my bankwest account (which is the EF accout) or out or the redraw account. I almost did it too especially after I received our AMEX bill of over $2300, the cost of the new fridge that we got last month is in it now. I was really hoping that I didn't need to, I talked to DH about it we both decided to wait until mid next month the AMEX is due to withdraw the money out. He thinks we might not need to withdraw any money out since he will get paid next Friday. And if still short of cash we then withdraw some from those accounts.

Well today we just happened to received our tax refund (for 2009/10),2 cheques 1 in my name and the other under DH, in total just a bit over $2,900. I called DH right away and not even an hour later we were in the bank near DH's work depositing in the cheques. They say it might take few days for it to clear. I knew that and that is why I was really keen to cash it in right away because tomorrow is public holiday here and will most likely have tradies coming on Thurs/Fri, so I really didn't want to wait until Sat to deposit it into the bank. I can now relax about the cash flow shortage issue. Sometimes things just workout. Smile

After the bank, DH and I decided to have lunch out together again. This was not plan. It was a lot nicer than Taco Bill though. We had Thai where they had their lunch specials for $10.50 a meal including drinks. I had chicken satay and rice with coke and DH had red curry and rice with a glass of red wine. DH will have to bring back his packed lunch home again tonight, which means I don't need to cook dinner tonight. Eventhough it was plan and we now only got about $4 in the entertainment/eating out money, we were glad we went out for lunch today to make up for last week's lunch date.

2 Responses to “Some Tax money :)”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Wow, that was a timely return, and it leads to a huge relief I bet! Nice to have some insurance that you can pay off that AMEX bill and not worry about it further. I also have to ask... when you talk about Taco Bill, is it a play on words, a different restaurant than the national fast food chain, or something else? I was just wondering...
    Jerry

  2. Shiela Says:

    Yeah it is a relief to have enough cash to pay the credit cards in full, especially we are putting a lot more into it this month.

    LOL... Taco Bill is actually the name of the restaurant here (http://www.tacobill.com.au/), I'm not that clever but I understand why you would think that since it is Taco Bell in the US. For some reason it is called taco bill here.

    Another weird fact: Burger King is called Hungry Jack's here but there is one store in Melbourne that I know of that is called Burger King, the same menu and everything. Weird.

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