posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 12:16 PM
Between the federal and local govt...Yes, we bring home less... due to the tax thing rolling back among other perfect storms. We expected it, not too
happy with it. Particularly at THIS time. It would have been really not a big deal for us if the other shoe didnt drop.. EVERYTHING going up in price,
weirdos raised our prop tax due to assessing the house too high, co pays rising with the obama care hysteria, stuff like that. We're taking it to
court here pretty soon for review. The mayor lives a street over.. historic homes... his house is better ( completely restored) and he is paying on
it at being wrth 70,000! LOL! They assessed ours at well more than twice that and we are still restoring and its definitely not as valuable as the
mayors, 2 less bathrooms than he, etc. Here we have to petition for it to be reassessed.. and show comparable homes in the area and their assessment.
Its rolled into our mortgage and suddenly our mortgage went up several hundred.. for taxes.. out of the blue! Obviously we were pissed and not the
only ones in the area that this happened to. We'll see what happens. The town is a MESS financally and the mayor getting a slide on this along with
using TIF money for his buddies business/properties is going to cause an uprising here before long.
I was on my 2nd career and I had to "retire"... as in I quit and we access my savings. I wanted to try a 3rd career before Im too old and I was
really having issues being okay with myself working where I did ( PAs office) and feeling culpable in some things. Bad time to quit, but we discussed
it and I quit. The husand makes great money, but with homeschooling, having one kid with a liver transplant and THAT continuing expense ( monthly meds
are incredibly high.. thousands in copay), and etc.. you can pay your bills, but nothing we used to be able to do. I dont call that thriving and its
not where we want to be... particularly at this point in our life together.