bologna taxes - stairwayofphi

Bologna Taxes

bologna taxes - stairwayofphiWhen it comes to disliking taxes, I'm no visionary.  I, like many others, do everything I can to avoid as much as legally possible to keep my piece of the pie out of self-interest.  But if you make money, taxes are unavoidable.  Well, at least our tax dollars are going to help people in need, though.  ...Right?

Unfortunately, I reached a discovery yesterday which made me question the effectiveness of the federal government and realize just how a huge chunk of taxes are a bunch of bologna.Continue reading

Phi

Today I Lost All My Money

Originally Posted On January 29, 2016

 

PhiWell, not really.

It's true that I lost all my money, but that's because today I did spent more money than I have COMBINED over the course of my whole life and EVERYTHING that I've saved since the age of 17 has disappeared.  In fact, I spent so much that I owe a debt of $68,000 to someone else!  But my big-impact, slightly misleading title wasn't for nothing.  For everything lost, something is gained.  In this case, I lost my money (and the money I'll make in the future) to become a homeowner!

Having made the biggest purchase of my life (as well as the biggest purchase I'll be making in the foreseeable future), I would have thought at the very least I'd be a little freaked, but actually the exact opposite is true!Continue reading