Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Why did we even bother to save?
I am so mad I could spit. Spit, I tell you.
We owe $4200 in taxes. We have saved precisely $4900 this year, and FORTY-TWO HUNDRED OF IT IS GOING TO TAXES.
Oh, it chaps my hide.
And can I mention, in case I haven't yet, we are not rich people. We do not have a yacht docked in a marina anywhere. We do not vacation in -- well, anywhere, really. All we ever do is go back to Michigan and visit family. We don't even own a HOUSE. Which is of course why we owe so much in taxes. We are kidless and houseless.
I guess the bright side is that we have the money saved, right? We do not have to borrow it from our parents, which is what we had to do a few years back when we owed a charming $6,000 on taxes. (And yes, we claim zero exemptions on our paychecks.)
So, we have the money to spend, we saved $4900 in less than two months, so we'll make it up again soon. So it is not the worst problem in the world. But it still sticks in my craw.