Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
Oh, I understand. But take into acct like Pest that we had huge deductions for child care, etc. I'm the type of person that I balance my spending around what I have - regardless of the amount.
Yeah, having an extra $200/paycheck would be nice, but I find that I get more done with a return than I would with a little bit of extra money per paycheck. Ideally I'd like to be in the $1,000 range - I'll never try to get even or even owe anything.
This year should be a good indicator of where we are - it will be the first year without any daycare, etc.
I recognize the inclination to spend it if you hae it, but sock it away in a savings account and don't look at it.