Last Thursday night I finally sat down and finished my taxes using Turbo Tax. This is a chore but one that is necessary or Uncle Sam will coming looking for me. I filed both my federal and state taxes electronically and both were accepted within 24 hours. There is a bigger than expected refund coming my way so I have decided to half on student loan and half to my travel fund.
The federal refund is bigger than expected but it is too small for me to adjust my withholdings. I am afraid if I do that then next year I may end up owing Uncle Sam and that is not a position I want to be in. Each year my goal is to break even with Uncle Sam or come out just ahead.