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  •  The first thing I did when they made... (3+ / 0-)

    ...that stupid payroll tax compromise was to increase my 401k withholding by 2%. I didn't want to get used to the extra income or reward the proposal with better economic numbers.

    If they end the payroll tax cut, I'll just cut my 401k contributions 2% again, or rather, don't at first and see if I can get away without doing it.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:58:07 PM PST

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    •  I increased my income tax withholding (1+ / 0-)
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      Everyone tells me I was stupid to do so, but when the increases come (  viz )  . . .

      "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

      by Rikon Snow on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:41:14 PM PST

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      •  At least you save that way (1+ / 0-)
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        I generally try to have auto-withholding of whatever type (tax, 401k, whatever) set as high as reasonable in my personal finances.

        I find it very easy to spend money that makes it into my discretionary bank account so I try to keep that value lowish.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 10:25:26 AM PST

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