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04-10-2008 02:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tax windfall question

Has anyone thought how they are going to spend their tax windfall? Or are you going to do the responsible thing and pay down your credit card(s)?

Hmmm… $600 might get me a nice drill press. Or a ton of clamps. Or maybe some panels to build a garage workshop.

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 03:09 AM

I would like to find something to do other than send a sizeable percentage to China.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 03:32 AM

My wife will probably get mine. She has a bad habit of assuming any extra money is hers and, since she is a high maintenance woman, it goes quickly.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 04:20 PM

I was responsible and paid off the card and some other debt. No fun but it has increased my monthly alotment for shop use.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 04-10-2008 04:38 PM

Mine is going to help pay off my new shop.Pay off one bill then start again with something else.And on,and on,and on. (lol)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 04-10-2008 05:20 PM

I need to give this one to my wife. I spent my whole fed refund at Woodcraft and Rockler.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 05:38 PM

Pay off of debt and investing. Pretty much what I’m supposed to do. However, my wife (the financial one in the family) has promised me that we can buy a new TV or table saw when we get the last car paid off (by the end of the year). The only catch is I have to choose one and we also have to save up enough to pay cash for it.

-- He said wood...

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 05:39 PM

New tires for the truck and the rest will go into the house construction.

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 08:50 PM


I pay my mortgage, I don’t have balances on my credit cards, my vehicles are 10 years old and paid for, I have a good 401K, savings account and am saving my money for my kids education.


I’ll get off my soapbox now. : )


-- Jeff, Indiana

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 09:05 PM

Your check wouldn’t be a drop in the bucket, Jeff, by time the government bought 7 toilet seats or hammers, it would be gone. You could make better use of it than the gov.

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#10 posted 04-10-2008 10:05 PM

Cant go to Walmart… too much cash to the Chinese there.
No computers.. money goes overseas too.
No toys for the kids.. money goes to foreigners too…
Beer is made in the US.. but I don’t drink.

Guess I will put it away so it can earn some interest. This government is so foolish. This effort is more like trying to buy votes than stimulate an economy. I won’t be fooled.

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 04-10-2008 10:35 PM

Good on you, Jeff. Nice to know I’m not the only one out there who feels the same way…

It is hardly “free” money – it is going to cost us a whole lot more in the long run, to be sure.

Mott, Lie-Nielsen is an American company and they make some pretty good things, I hear. ;)

-- Ethan,

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#12 posted 04-10-2008 11:32 PM

There you go, Ethan. And the Maine economy is in the toilet right now, so every little bit will help them out.

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#13 posted 04-10-2008 11:45 PM

Don’t forget that you have to claim the check as income on next years tax return….

-- He said wood...

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#14 posted 04-11-2008 12:21 AM

and the chinese keep smileing . they luv you dubya

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#15 posted 04-11-2008 01:33 AM

Billions in corporate welfare and I’m going to save the economy by them giving me back my money…or more to the point borrowing it from my grand kids. And we keep voting for these idiots.

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