Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day Off Watch 2009: Two Mondays a Week

TaxesI actually did take a day this week, which gave me the gift of 2 Mondays (or for those of you who see the glass as half-full, 2 Fridays). Fortunately, tomorrow is REAL Friday, and I can relax...

I didn't do anything fun or exciting this week. I did taxes. I ended up owing the IRS, which sucks. I'd rather have overpayed and get money back because even if it is just them returning my money that they held without interest, it still FEELS like free money. This just reminds me how much I pay in taxes. Fortunately, my DC taxes cancelled this out, so...well, no, it still sucks.

It sucks that I can't deduct all of my student loan interest, because of my "high" salary (not that high, especially for HERE). The tax system definitely highlights the priorities of the government--getting married, buying a home, and having kids. I may just have to look once again into buying property and do that rent v. buy analysis.

I don't even know what else I did with the day. Oh that's right, a walk...which was okay except that it did nothing for my back pain, so I spent the rest of the evening on a heating pad. Good news is that today is better!

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