Along with the first two Christmas cards of the season, today's mail brought some financially-related material.
I received a check from my mortgage company. Seems I paid a little bit too much into my escrow account so I get some cash back. I already know where I'm going to spend that, though the tax situation in Luzerne County makes me wonder if I should. Whatever. I'm gonna spend it.
I also received a renewal notice for the mine subsidence insurance on my house. Believe this - the rates actually went down! So, I signed up for a little more insurance at a price less than what I paid this past year.
Then came the statements from my investments. I pretty much knew what to expect from my stock fund, but I looked anyway. Down about 30-40% for the year so far. Ugh. But, on the positive side, I did earn about $0.21 in interest on my cash account this past month. That's some real money right there. Yessirree. Real money.