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Unexpected money

March 3rd, 2011 at 08:23 am

I found a bunch of "unexpected" money last week. First, I had forgotten all about the cash back on our credit cards. Over 20 months I accumulated $281 and my wife accumulated $221 in cash back, I cashed out $450. Our cash back is 2% on groceries and gas and 1% on everything else. That's a lot of stuff we put on our credit cards.

Then I got a check for last year's overpaid escrow of $370, and lastly my SEV value of my house was adjusted down 17% (ok, so I don't know if that's a good thing), meaning my property taxes will be 17% lower, or about $700 lower. Now if only I can get my tax refund.

3 Responses to “Unexpected money”

  1. KiwiJo09 Says:

    That's amazing. I hope you will be putting that towards your Emergency Fund!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I like it when money comes from places that you don't expect. Make it count!!

  3. Jerry Says:

    When it rains it pours, doesn't it? And sometimes we see that it leads to good things, and not only annoying ones. I think that I am going to look at some cash-back cards, it would be nice to have some insurance of money back on purchases that I am going to make (and pay off immediately) anyway!

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