A Bittersweet win...
Today I paid a large tax bill. I've known about it for 6 months and used YNAB's goals to save the money.
I did need to WAM from the pot a few times (especially as the Tax office kept messing up my coding so I was effectively paying the balance of the bill as part of my normal pay as you earn) but finally paid it today and all my immediate obligations are funded for February.
It's going to be tight, but in YNAB we trust!
The feeling is bittersweet as I've enjoyed seeing my Age of Money grow as a result of having this large pot and now it's zero again, but at least it's paid.
2021 is going to be a much better year financially.
It’s a funny thing, there’s no way that the government whinges as loudly as, say, a credit company... (or my Strata people.... sheesh) but I feel significantly more uneasy knowing that I owe the government money. Even with a potentially interest-free arrangement I can’t wait to get rid of that debt. Congrats on your win today! I believe I’m right with you on the 1) tax bill and 2) age of money things, so you have mental backup right here :-)