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Two More Goals Met!

April 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am

I got my income tax refund and put enough money in my START account at my bank to have saved $1000. This means I will be getting a $50 gift certificate, and if I keep the money in the bank (which I hope to - its my emergency account), then at the end of the year I get another $50 gift card. With interest rates being so awful, this is great for me.

I also got insulation blown into my attic. My neighbor across the street took me to Home Depot. If you buy 10 bags of insulation, you get to rent the blower for free (a savings of $85). He and another guy spent Friday morning blowing a ton of stuff into my attic. He charged me $200 for this and I gave him $300 and another $20 for moving a bed. Since my neighbor did the same thing with a contractor for $1200, I know I got a wonderful deal.

My house is 50 or 60 years old and has little insulation. Since I live in the desert, I don't worry as much about heating bills, but cooling bills can be $400 a month. The new insulation should save me about 20 to 25%, and make the house more comfortable.

2 Responses to “Two More Goals Met!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you, Pat!

  2. Jerry Says:

    Nice going! Not only did that lead you to save yourself some money, but you also were able to help out a neighbor. I think that you are right about the insulation providing some insurance of lower cooling bills, it should pay for itself in no time.

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