I’ve been struggling over last week with calibrating medication, rapid cycling, and manic thoughts…….all while still working and numerous other duties. I haven’t posted to ensure my thoughts were stable and competent. The last two days my anxiety was so high, I was scared to leave house for fear of overspending.

I got my tax refund as scheduled Friday, so that was an #AbsoluteZero experience with @TurboTax, took only 3 days for VA State and a whole week for Federal return. That’s why I don’t support RAL products, bad enough you gave Government an interest free loan, why pay someone extra to get your money faster.

I’m proud, that although refund was way smaller, I still was responsible. I paid all bill up to date or more, so I can automate with a fixed amount and utilize a half & half budgeting approach.

I also started participating in my new employer 401k program and Roth option. I funded my Health Savings Account that I was able to port from old employer. And took advantage of getting the Prepaid Redcard from American Express & Target. I will put a monthly allowance on card for household expenses, earning 5% back.

And my one and only splurge, was my tax gift….. a new tablet, Lenovo Yoga 2 10inch Window tablet. I love gadgets, and its challenging me.

So how was your week?

Author: Nakia Dawn Whittaker-Woody

I work full time as an Administrative Professional, which I enjoy very much. My favorite past times are DIY crafts , Retro Gaming, and Marvel Comic based movies. I also am a proud Geek and Mental Health Advocate. My two daughters and I live in Richmond Virginia. Email me at Phone: (804) 256-5599