@jfruh It's $5,000 before expenses/deductions, but good to know. It is also interesting that my CPA has said to estimate a flat 20 percent, because you have this at something much closer to 25 percent. Whyyyyyyyyyy is this so hard.
@Katni I don't think they really tell you what is in your mutual funds. At least, I don't know what's in mine and I can't dig down to the individual stock level. (Or maybe I can and I just don't know how to do it.)
@pjgrau Okay, that makes sense. Thanks!
Today my 1 thing is kind of fun and kind of terrifying. A friend gifted me with these Lego-themed press-on nail decals, and so I'm putting them on before Emerald City Comic-Con so I'll look appropriately Comic-Con festive. I am the worst at nail decoration, and I will probably mess this up terribly.
@palamedes At this point I am paying what my CPA tells me. So I'm hoping yes!
@Christy ha, that is the second time today that I've read something and copied down a similar, related word. Thanks!
@Miss_B I think the "I don't have a commute" thing might explain the bus fare. I have Xfinity internet and no cable. What plan do you have?
I have $38,558 in my 403(b). That is totally enough for retirement *puts fingers in ears* LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
@mer Do you have to put in the full $5K? Putting in $5K to save $1K and still owing $4K (plus $3K in estimated taxes) seems like I'd still need to come up with a lot of Ks.
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@Samwise I think "We have to decide how to allocate non-market work between the two of us, which affects how much market work we can each take on." is a beautiful summary of the workmaking/homemaking balance. I want to include it in, like, The 100 Best Quotes About Economics.