Today was the first time this year that my weekly grocery store bill was under $50.00.
I am trying real hard to rein in my spending. February 1 was the first time since my wife died that my checking account had a larger balance than the previouis month. Today makes two months in a row.
I am looking at my property tax bill for the year. The assessed value on my property has decreased by $3,500 (thanks Obummer) but the tax bill increased.
The retirement check I receive dropped because the health insurance bill has increased again. And the costs of Obamacare have not fully kicked in yet.
Interest rates continue at historically low rates for the 5 year in a row, so my income oriented investments are yielding a pittance. Luckily my dividends, after taking a big hit 5 years ago, have started to increase. But they are not significant to my income.
I have not done my taxes yet, but I know I am facing a hefty outgo.
Paul---your property tax doesnt have much to do with the federal govt.-And the assessed values on homes will be going up as prop values do--altho there is a lagtime.We cant blame everything on Obama--esp assessed value of real estate.