Thursday, Apr. 29, 2004 - 2:46 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Budget Tightening Nixes Croissants and Chocolate
Second entry tonight. First one about my doggy, with photos here.
I just calculated that it would take 1250 days of no breakfast croissants and no swiss chocolate in order to pay off my income taxes for 2003. Hmm. I suppose that will put me a bit behind.
I suppose I should be all happy to be paying this, since $3600 goes straight way into the provincial pension plan. See me smile with glee and rub my hands together. Ah yes, I will be taken care of in my old age.
I am now one of those middle-income earners. Ie I make too much $ to get any tax breaks for living alone (since I heat the same amount of space, have the same rent, as if I had two roomates), or for rebates on sales tax, and I have somehow reached the top of the pension plan payment. If I made double or triple the money I made now I would STILL pay $3600 in pension plan. Exactly how fair is that?? Hmm.
Well, yes, anyways my plan is to not eat breakfast croissants and cut down on the swiss chocolate. Yeah, I realize that if I have cereal and orange juice at home it still costs SOMETHING, so my 1250 days is actually not right. It is more like 1500 days. So in about 4 years I will be paid off. Haha. (that is not a happy laugh) That is 4 years without swiss chocolate. Now we'll see how much of that chocolate was actually a mood enhancer, huh!!
I of course, being the combination of squirrel and grasshopper that I am, have some money put away and will dip into it to bring down the # of days without chocolate.
I guess that means I won't be buying a little chinese kid soon eh. I wonder if I could jump straight from "adopt a kid" to "adopt a grandchild"??
Other things to cut down on:
Well, that seems like a good start. I of course know that there are many other leakages in the boat, but many that I am unwilling to fix at this point. A few of these things:
Those really are my big no-no's that eat up my spare moulah. (besides the girlfriends/ boyfriends doting-upon expenses which I have NONE of now). Sigh. And now the fetish club has closed, and I have no disposable income really, I do not buy cool things to wear there.
I guess I shouldn't worry too much about my spending habits, since I did put away into Registered Retirement Savings Plans (so I didn't have to pay even MORE taxes) nearly as much as I owe the gov't... so it wasn't all squandered. And I payed out $3000 canadian to print my new comic book, which I have still to sell. So I guess it is "invested" we'll say.
Damn. I'd really like some chocolate right now.
Back to doing my tax report (for the GST *goods and services tax) for Jan-Mar. Maybe I'll get a refund there?? hehe.
Byebye and remember to look at how cute my doggy is, if you didn't already read my previous entry tonight.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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