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  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:28 PM
    posted by gerb131

    20 year old me. sack of herbs. new js. some 12s for the car and a whole lotta fun. 

    40 year old me. half toward 2 credit cards which just about zeroes them out. replace food rest in bank 

    20 year old me:  make house payment, pay for gas and groceries, pay for college

    40 year old me:  blow it on a kayak, new golf clubs and trip to Chicago

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:30 PM

    I won’t be buying anything, considering my employment situation. Now, if we go back to work full time, that could change. 

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:38 PM
    posted by Spock

    not taxable on the front end.....but back end, I bet they 1099 your ass as income next year.

    Hey, that national debt isn't going to pay for itself....

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:42 PM

    If my employer gets things going again, I'll be using a chunk of it to upgrade my work machine.  I've been selling off old laptops and phones.  Since I've always kept mine in good shape, they've tended to retain their value to some degree.  In any case, though, with a few extra hundred, I could future-proof myself for a bit and hold Moore's Law off.

    Got my eyes on a lightly used Razer Blade at the moment.

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:44 PM
    posted by Spock

    not taxable on the front end.....but back end, I bet they 1099 your ass as income next year.

    Yeah, it’ll definitely come back to “bite” us. 

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 4:55 PM

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 5:24 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Saw this in tweet form this morning:

    What do you plan to buy with your relief check, and in what caliber?

    Has anyone named sleeper responded with “relief checks are for the poor”

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 5:28 PM
    posted by Rotinaj

    I believe they go by 18s return if you haven’t filed for 19 yet. 150k joint I think for income. 

    Great news, I haven't filed 2019 yet. I was just under $150,000 in 2018 (wife makes minimal part time), and I will be well over it for 2019 since I started the 2nd/weekend job.

     

    It will be going right into the savings account and as soon as the coronavirus scare is over it will be paying for a trip to an all inclusive resort in the Carribbean for the whole family.

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 5:29 PM

    Alabama, where I live, has closed K-12 schools for the remainder of the year.  Not a total surprise, but sad nonetheless.  My daughter is not happy and I understand why.  

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 5:58 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Alabama, where I live, has closed K-12 schools for the remainder of the year.  Not a total surprise, but sad nonetheless.  My daughter is not happy and I understand why.  

    Here in the Jackson the elementary teachers at 1 school did a parade route of sorts going by many of their kids homes. It was very well accepted.

    Such a strange time

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 6:10 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Here in the Jackson the elementary teachers at 1 school did a parade route of sorts going by many of their kids homes. It was very well accepted.

    Such a strange time

    Very cool.  That kind of thing means so much to the kids.  Those sound like great teachers.  

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 7:31 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Well that sucks. Won’t get the extra $500 for our son who is 11mo, because he wasn’t born when we filed ‘18, and ‘19 hasn’t been filed yet.

    Of course, if they took 2019, we wouldn’t qualify for under $150k...so I guess maybe I won’t raise a big stink lol.

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 7:51 PM

    I’m just very reluctant to believe this 6-8K new cases a day number Dr. Acton threw out. 

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:45 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I’m just very reluctant to believe this 6-8K new cases a day number Dr. Acton threw out. 

    Don't get my wife started on Dr. Acton.

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:53 PM

    I read where you can take a coronavirus hardship distribution from your 401k.  

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/what-the-senate-coronavirus-relief-bill-means-for-your-retirement.html

    Tucked into the measure are a series of changes that would relax rules on retirement savings, including a line item that would allow you to take a hardship distribution of up to $100,000 from your 401(k) plan without the 10% early withdrawal penalty if you’re under age 59½.

     

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 9:43 PM
    posted by Spock

    40 year old me:  blow it on a kayak, new golf clubs and trip to Chicago

    What's the wife get?  She should get it all for having to be married to you, and all.

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 9:55 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Very cool.  That kind of thing means so much to the kids.  Those sound like great teachers.  

    Elementary teachers for the most part love kids and truly miss them

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020 10:15 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I’m just very reluctant to believe this 6-8K new cases a day number Dr. Acton threw out. 

    I'm sure she's just tired and misspeaking again....just like there were supposed to be 100k cases by the end of last week.

    I think the official tally from John Hopkins has Ohio with 868 confirmed cases.

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