Stop Asking Me For Money Uncle Sam

Well, it is that time of year and I know one thing: I will definitely be paying Uncle Sam. Last year, my wife and I paid over $6,000 dollars.  What drives me nuts is that everyone I know always tells me how much they are getting back. I would love to get a refund, but that is just not my reality right now. I am not sure how much I will be paying in, but I guess I will find out soon.

Next week, I will drop off my taxes to our local accountant. I will not even dare do them myself because prison life is not for me. I am too delicate and I really do not want someone to telling me “Your hands are soft like woman.” I would like to avoid that situation. As a result of that nightmare scenario, it is worth paying someone else to do my taxes. I expect to pay between $3,500 to $4,000. I am just guessing at this point, but I figure it will be close to that number.

I will not invest this month and I will use all my additional funds I normally save to help tackle this future bill. This always throws me off on my saving and investing goals. It really drives me nuts. I truly hate paying taxes. Most of the people I know are so happy around this time because they are getting back thousands of dollars that they will inevitably blow on stupid stuff. I know what you are thinking, I am really negative right now. I also have a cold, so that is not helping my attitude. I think I will be even more upset in a week or two when I found out the exact number. My question for you is will you have to pay in or will you get a refund? If you do get a refund, how will you spend it?

4 thoughts on “Stop Asking Me For Money Uncle Sam”

  1. I have not had a refund in years 🙁 . It also drives me crazy when people get a big refund and blow it ! Eddie we must be related! Haha . If I did get a nice refund I think I would just put it in the bank for unexpected expense.

    1. I think your plan of putting it back for unexpected expenses is the way to go. You never know when the car will breakdown or you will need to buy something for the house. Thanks for the comment much older sister.

  2. It still blows my mind that so many people, with the exception of those receiving the earned income credit (which can also be paid to them throughout the year), get excited about having their own money given back to them by the government – without interest to boot. They don’t realize that paying in on April 15th actually gives them full control of their money.

    1. The government already get enough of my money. I feel like we are being punished for doing the right thing. I strongly believe we need less government, not more. Thanks for the comment. You are definitely right!

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