Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Somebody stop me

Tax refund(the real one). Brownell's. Midway. SOG sale flyer, AIM... AAAAHHHHHHHHH!

8 comments:

the pistolero said...

Three words, my friend, say them with me. Evil. Black. Rifle...

Fire said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Love me some rifles.

Fire said...

Off subject here...but, that dog is so damn cute! Just had to say that. I have a shepherd/greyhound cross whose going to be turning 15 in April. She looked just like that when she was a pup.

Fred said...

Can has gun stuff?

Firehand said...

I've thought about an EBR, but can't decide what. Or there's one of those TT33 pistols, or a bunch of ammo, or...

Enough to make you shiver. Only realy problem with an EBR is which one? Most of the AR variations would require more than my refund. Plus a new caliber to collect ammo & loading gear for.

I have no idea what the dog's lineage is, she came from the pound. And has turned out quite well.

Anonymous said...

My question is: why are you getting a tax refund at all? It's your money, why did you give it to the government for a year so they could hold it for you at zero interest?

If one is paid through wages it's pretty easy to predict the tax burden and adjust withholding accordingly; the goal is to be +/- a couple hundred dollars on April 15, more on the minus side if you have the discipline to set aside funds to cover it. That way you have the use of your money all year, can earn interest on it, and, potentially use it to make the monthly payments on the EBR which you've had all year, and don't have to wait for the .gov to bless you with your own money the following year.

If one is paid through commissions it's a little harder to do, but not much. Just figure your tax obligation quarterly (on commission you may be making quarterly estimated tax payments already) and adjust your withholding/quarterly payments/deductions/investments accordingly.

It's your money, not theirs. Hang on to it and use it.

the pistolero said...

Only realy problem with an EBR is which one? Most of the AR variations would require more than my refund.

Yep, that was my big stumbling block. I want an EBR in .308, preferably a Springfield M1A, but $1400 right now is a tad steep. And a lot of the AR variants do knock on that door...but I was looking at the DPMS ARs and found a pretty nice one for right at a grand. Of course, if you're really hard up for a gun as opposed to just accessories, you always go for another 1911. A man could never have enough of those. I like my new Dan Wesson...

Firehand said...

Another 1911 is always goodness. Or just a buttload of ammo.

Anony, couple of years ago I wanted to reduce my withholding; let's just say it was a pain in the ass to try. Then, thanks to the Bush 'tax cuts for the rich', my refund got bigger even though my income went up a bit.