Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 13

We just got our federal tax return check this week after weeks of waiting.

Actually it was supposed to be direct deposited, but they claim my bank rejected the transfer.

So I received 3 letters from the IRS on the same day. That will get the heart pounding!

Two of them were identical: one each to my wife and me explaining the rejection and that a paper check would be coming in 3-4 weeks. The third letter was the check.

So they could have just sent one letter, addressed to the both of us, with the check inside. That’s government efficiency for you.

Before you chide me about receiving a refund at all, yes I know it’s better to not give the government an interest free loan. In fact, I feel like I tweak my withholdings each year, but always get a refund. I now believe in a money fairy.

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Best Personal Finance (and Lifestyle) Writing of the Week

 

 As usual, I was featured in some carnivals this week.

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