Friday, April 06, 2007

FMJ - Day 374 (ON VACATION UNTIL 4/16!)

March 6: Found a single penny at the ARCO STATION on Madera Rd. last night after an arduous evening of filing our tax return then a late night visit to the Simi Valley post office... Glad that's over! I'm officially for the last two years in the AMT and it sucks! Last year, we lost the mortgage interest deduction for our house in Virginia because of the stupid AMT calculation.... I'm not filthy rich... so, why should I be in the AMT? What got me into the AMT? Our move from VA (a low state income tax) to CA (a high state income tax.) So, I got burned on state income taxes... about 4% percent higher in CA than VA... and, I got to lose all my deductions on my federal return! Ain't the TAX MAN GRAND?!!

Oh, well. enough of my ranting... this post and all my efforts will never change the system... better to just find ways to work with it, or around it.

BTW... the family and I will be on holiday in Sedona, Arizona until April 16th! So, don't expect any postings for the FMJ blog... We're on hiatus! I'll keep a record of all finds and post them in one BIG post when we return.

Today's Stats
Day's Finds: $ .01
Bottles & Cans Collected: 6
Running Stats
This month: $.17
2007 Finds: $35.81
Since FMJ Blog Inception: $219.80 (March 28, 2006)
Total Found for FMJ Fund: $680.21 (since 1-1-2000)
Number of Bottles and Cans Collected: 94 for the month.
Bottles & Cans Return Fund: $753.09


tAnYeTTa said...

have a great holiday.
p.s. i found 10 cents on the floor by the cash register at the supermarket and i thought of you. :)

Brian said...

Enjoy the trip. After you get back, it's time to petition the gov't to finallyl repeal or seriously amend the AMT.