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how much has your paycheck been reduced??????

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Beretta92guy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    Won't know til the 15th (that'll be for working 1/1-1/15). Not looking forward to the insurance hit, either.
     
  2. Tx-SIG229

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    lost about $60 per month. couldn't make ends meet on state pay as it was.
     

  3. cowboy1964

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    I look at the 2% SS reduction for the last two years as a rebate. Money that would have ordnarily been lost to SS and that I at least got to keep. Now it's back to the way it's been.

    The economy a year from now is going to absolutely be sinking.
     
  4. Restless28

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    Canary in the mine
     
  5. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    And...

    Wait for it...

    Wait for it...












    "Electric rates will necessarily skyrocket..."

    --Ray
     
  6. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    One reason I am glad I am off grid!
     
  7. NEVRL8T

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    Got paid today and no change. :wow:
     
  8. hooligan74

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    Yeah, it was 4.2% and ~$110K, capped at ~$4600/yr. Now at 6.2% and ~$113K, it's capped at ~$7050/yr.

    It's 2% more FICA being collected for everyone, no need to ask how much - it's 2%.
     
  9. Fungunner

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    I haven't seen a new years check yet. Expect an increase in health care costs. Beyond that, lets see...

    Gas is climbing again
    Food prices are predicted to continue to rise
    Medical devices will cost more because of Obamacare tax increases
    Inflation will be reducing the value of my money

    It's going to be an outstanding year
     
  10. Ruggles

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    Yeah I can feel Obama behind me as we speak :crying:
     
  11. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Get paid every other Friday. It was about $30 or $40 lighter today.
     
  12. jdavionic

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    Haven't gotten my first of the year yet. Mine always takes a big hit since I go from no SS tax (max out) back to starting over and have to pay SS tax again until I reach the max for this year. And of course, now I get to "give" a little more.
     
  13. Ruggles

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    You and me both. Happens every year to me and yet every year it pisses me of when it happens :rofl:
     
  14. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    If you and jdavionic were glass half-full kind of guys, you could just enjoy the extra cash at Christmas time...
    :tongueout:
    I use it to lay in a stash of the seasonal wine that makes the January gov't theft less unpalatable...
     
  15. Ruggles

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    True, I guess I need to look at it that way :wavey:
     
  16. WarCry

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    It's pretty damn funny, reading the headline, I KNEW this line was going to be in here.....


    ....even though, remarkably, the changes for the heathcare reform stuff are NOT in effect yet. The primary provision don't kick in until NEXT year.

    Why does everyone act like their health insurance costs have NEVER, EVER changed until now? I don't know about the rest of you, but I haven't paid the same 2 years in a row for medical coverage since I starting getting benefits (somewhere around the late 90s, after I got out of the military).

    Insurance rates go up. It happens every year. And one other thing that's been happening lately is that rates are changing VERY little, but employers are shifting a higher percentage to the employees, because it increases their profit margin.

    Ask your employer to show you the complete benefit breakdown for last year and this year. See what the percentages are between what they're paying and what you're paying. I bet you see a change that's not in your favor.
     
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    At least you guys are smart enough to expect/laugh about it. I've just decided to try getting a handle on my finances and start paying attention to the numbers. I compare paychecks month against month. I just saw my Jan. 2013 and it scared the crap out of me!! A 1/3rd of my check was deducted for taxes. I was afraid that was becoming the new standard. Glad to hear it'll taper off.
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    My first 2013 check showed a loss of $31/week. I need to look at the pay stub to see where the extra deduction came from.
     
  19. Detectorist

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    The past few years we have had historic low income tax rates. Additionally, SS taxes were temporarily reduced.

    It's time to pay the piper.
     
  20. vettely

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    Barely January 5th 2013 and the camels nose is already in the tent.