Today is March 1st, the day we start saving money! Now that we’re in a house, our monthly savings will be:
$645 – storage of household goods (I know, that’s awful!)
$357 – RV site rental
$ 69 – local storage unit rental
for a GRAND TOTAL of $1071/month!
Our new expenses in the house will be taxes and insurance, and our utilities will almost certainly be higher, but we should still see a monthly savings.
I did find out this morning that we don’t qualify for a 2011 Homestead Exemption. You have to occupy your residence on Jan. 1st of the year you file, so we’ll qualify in 2012. For this year our taxes will be higher than usual.
But all in all, our new living arrangements will save us money, which is good, since we will probably need it to gas up our cars 😮