Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Property Taxes

Last year before I started making my money behave properly, I asked payroll at work to withhold $36 a week from each paycheck for my property taxes. I did it this way because it forced me to save the money. It worked fine- property taxes are due December 10 and I have the money in hand to pay the bill.
I asked them to stop the withholding effective immediately. I have money market accounts for all my other savings, why not keep my property tax savings money in one and make a few bucks on it? Maybe I'll use the interest I earn to buy flowers for my front yard.