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Tax rebate came today, and baby hospital bill No. 1

April 26th, 2008 at 03:23 pm

I was surprised to see that my tax rebate has arrived in my checking account already.

Of course, that spurred a heated debate about how to use the money, even though we think the whole rebate thing is a terrible idea.

We agreed that the hubby can buy a new video game, I can 'spend' an equivalent amount (I already put my $100 in the tiki fund), and then we'll figure out what to do with the rest.

We joke that since the gov't was upset that folks will use the money to pay off debt that we should put ours towards our one debt (my student loan) just to represent...

In reality, it will likely go to the bean's 529 plan or to savings because we are planning to get a new roof this summer. Not very exciting, I know.

In other news, the cost of giving birth to our bean was about $9500 for the delivery. Just got the bill. Insurance is covering all but about $336. That's much less than I thought we'd have to pay. Of course, we still need to get the bill for the two days in the hospital following birth. So we'll see. But I was bracing to pay thousands, just because you never know what insurance companies are going to foist on you, so this is a small relief.

10 Responses to “Tax rebate came today, and baby hospital bill No. 1”

  1. Petunia Says:

    That's quick on the tax rebate. "Not exciting" is okay! We've had some discussions about how to use it, but will probably have further discussions when it arrives.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    But DH and I have talked long and hard about it. The main obstacles in our finances are the debts, but we think we can make those disappear quickly if we reduce our regular expenses to free up money for debt payoff. When our stimulus check comes in June, we plan on looking at houses, etc. close to my work. If we can get something about 1 mile or less from work, I can walk to work everyday. I will have less expenses because we will spend less overall on gas and I will not need a parking permit. What is contingent on getting such a place is whether the rent is the same or less than what we are paying right now. Real estate close to my work generally rents higher, though.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    That sounds like a reasonable compromise....

    Wish I could get mine early too, even if all I'm planning to do is save it. Big Grin

  4. thriftorama Says:

    Just an update. The hubby decided the spend his rebate allotment on $60 worth of Prince CDs. We're rounding out our very eclectic CD collection and he ordered all of the albums we didn't have! So, I'm sure W will be thrilled that we actually spent $60 of our $1200 rebate... The rest? To savings! Sorry economy...

  5. Petunia Says:

    Prince, LOL! So glad he is helping the economy and enjoying it. Happy listening!

  6. terri77 Says:

    Cool, I'll have to check to see if I got mine. I should be somewhere in the middle of the disbursements based on the last two digits of my SS#.

  7. managinglife Says:

    You can never go wrong with Prince! At least Prince and record company will get some kind of commission from the $60. Which counts toward stimulating the U.S. economy!

  8. klbb90 Says:

    I've really been taking advantage of all the great deals out there to entice spending. LOL. As the deals end I will cut back on my spending. Probably about the time my rebate check shows up. Although I've done well at the yard sales I've gone to, there haven't been many. That has been the biggest surprise.

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