Just before Christmas, a good friend of mine called me with fantastic news: She had struck gold. Once upon a time, when she was born, someone purchased a bond in her name. As she matured, so did the bond. Now that it’s reached it’s full potential, she is getting $10,000! Just like that.
I was so excited for her when she called to tell me, but a part of me wished that I had a goose that laid golden eggs too!
This week another friend called me to tell me that perhaps my goose dreams had come true. Uncle Sam was going to give a tax free loan of $7500 to all first home buyers who purchased a new home after April! The catch was that you pay the loan back over the next 15 years in equal payments.
Of course my first thought was that I could have a pair or two of shoes like Tiffany…
Or go on a fab vacation…
Then reality hit that I could ultimately pay off my credit cards and save a bit for the dismal sales year that is wrecking my world. (And perhaps one new pair of shoes.)
As soon as I got home, I googled the info just to check it all out and make sure the rumors were true.
Seriously…8940 minutes…144 hour…6 short days…not even one full week, is going to stand between me and the elimination of my credit card debt (and a new pair of CLs)?
WARNING to Uncle Sam: Stand back. I may need to punch someone in the face!
I guess you could say I’m still looking for my goose (and fabulous shoes that are on sale*).