Finally! Owning my own apartment is paying off. Yeah, yeah, yeah...that feeling of owning and creating your own space is magnificent, and yeah...the idea that I'm building equity in my future and not someone else's is cool and all. BUT the real advantage of owning property is the refund you get back come tax time from paying all that damn interest!
I actually did my taxes already I was so anxious to get my tax refund...gotta love TurboTax. Now that it's been direct deposited into my account, it's taken all of my energy not to splurge on bras at Victoria's Secret and shoes at DSW. I did indulge slightly at DSW, but other than that, I've been really good. The only way I've been able to be so good is to hurry up and pay a bunch of bills. I've knocked out some doozies...ones that would only get partial payments or none at all because they were so daunting. It's scary to see my bank balance go down, but I know the money is going to a good cause...namely, maintaining a decent credit rating. Now I'm going to let my account cool down a little. I want to keep some in the bank so I can practice living with a cushion. Wish me luck!