Update on life: house, stuff and books
If you’ve been following me for sometime–you know I like to add these little blurbs in on the blog about me. I don’t like to talk about myself much but I like to share pieces of my life with all of you to let you know that there is a person behind the computer… not some automated deal machine. 😉
I mentioned several weeks ago that our house hunt has been put on hold due to identify theft/tax fraud. Long story short, we had a house.. but found out right before closing that the loan could not be funded due to the fact that our 2013 tax transcripts were not available (who know there was such a thing?!) Tax transcripts are basically a piece of paper from the IRS clarifying that you filed your taxes however, it is the *official* taxes with finalized numbers of your income and such.
The reason the IRS had not provided a transcript was due to the fact that there were duplicate returns under my husbands social security number. Which means, someone had filed taxes under his name electronically BEFORE we could file our taxes. Anyway.. So our house hunt came to a complete stop. The good news is, the IRS has cleared the identity theft and allowed us to file our taxes… now, we are just waiting on a transcript.
The best part about this experience is that I’ve learned way more than I could ever want to know about taxes, home loans and mortgages. 😀
Lately, I’ve been reading several great money books– In general, they are books about managing your money, saving money and just being plain BETTER with your money.
Right now, I am reading: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence It really is a great book to open your eyes about where your money is going and what you should be doing with your money to achieve Financial independence.
Summer break has been fun filled for my boys. We took them to Legoland for the first time last month– they were thrilled! I was also excited that they all could go on the same rides. Our 4 year-old was happy to be able to go on the rides with his big brothers. Unlike Disneyland where we can only go on rides that he is tall enough to go on.
My husband and I really enjoy growing our own veggies– We had control over our tomato plants for about a month– but now they are growing EVERYwhere but we are excited to have plenty of tomatoes for the summer. Are you successfully growing anything this summer? We only have tomatoes at this point. We did have romaine and onions but they have since been eaten 😉
I also want you to know that I am so grateful to have you all in my life. I know you have a lot of wonderful blogs to choose from when it comes to deals and such. Southern Cali Saver wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for all of you!