Yes, it is indeed that time of year again, the time when we all run around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to find important pieces of paper that sum up the cash flowing into and out of our lives for the past year and pray that all the math ultimately means we’re going to get some of it back.
Between the two of us, Southern Honey and I have five separate W-2s. That means that this year is going to be filled with math joy. Fortunately, it will be math joy for someone else, because we’re going to H&R Block or someplace like that.
This year’s goals for the tax refund:
- A new bed and mattress — the one we’re currently using will get moved to one of the extra bedrooms to make a proper guest room.
- A netbook for Travis — he’s been really patient about getting one since I got the laptop back in December.
- A new savings account for emergencies.
Hopefully by next weekend we’ll have some time to get it taken care of. And further hopefully we won’t get too taken advantage of between the move, all the jobs, and my transfer. Filing taxes in two states after buying a house and having Uncle Same pay for some of it gets complicated. From what I can tell — all I really know is that I don’t have the proper forms to do my state taxes yet! Bleh.
Oh, so the point of my post: Any and all mattress brand/type recommendations would be appreciated. The bed we’re getting is a platform, so no box spring required. I’ve never had to shop for one before, so I’m not sure where to start.