Tax Cut Bonus

ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Member ■■■■□□□□□□
What are you guys doing with your bonus this year? The company I work for has never given them before this year. The tax cut has allowed them to hand out a modest across the board bonus.

It's been several years since I've gotten one. I suppose I'll put it toward paying my wife's car off early, but I'd really like to put it on this https://star15.com/always-ready-carbine-300-blackout

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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    Why buy guns when you can travel? My 16K bonus is going on a trip to Europe for 2 weeks, all booked already. Just waiting for the check to arrive in a few weeks.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,594Mod Mod
    Well, we all have our vices. I also rather put my extra money towards guns, cars, and home improvements which are my passions. Although I do it, travel doesn't excite me as much.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    TheFORCE wrote: »
    Why buy guns when you can travel? My 16K bonus is going on a trip to Europe for 2 weeks, all booked already. Just waiting for the check to arrive in a few weeks.

    I traveled a lot early in my career and I've been strong armed by my wife into taking cruises and beach vacations. It doesn't excite me.
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Posts: 868Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    TheFORCE wrote: »
    Why buy guns when you can travel? My 16K bonus is going on a trip to Europe for 2 weeks, all booked already. Just waiting for the check to arrive in a few weeks.

    $16k bonus? Is your company hiring?
  • hurricane1091hurricane1091 Posts: 918Member
    Buy bitcoin...
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,986Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    If I get any tax cut bonus it is going to my travel fund to Israel and Brazil. I just came back from Iceland and it was exhilarating!! :) #worldtraveler
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  • kriscamaro68kriscamaro68 Senior Member Posts: 1,184Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Go with Idea number 2. Much more fun.
    Ertaz wrote: »
    What are you guys doing with your bonus this year? The company I work for has never given them before this year. The tax cut has allowed them to hand out a modest across the board bonus.

    It's been several years since I've gotten one. I suppose I'll put it toward paying my wife's car off early, but I'd really like to put it on this https://star15.com/always-ready-carbine-300-blackout
  • NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA Stand-up Philosopher ZZ9ZZAPosts: 514Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Guns don't lose value. I would go with a Rock River Arms AR or a nice Nighthawk M1911A1.

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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    tedjames wrote: »
    $16k bonus? Is your company hiring?

    Maybe they are if you are in Alabama or Houston area. I'm on the east coast though and no hint of hiring at my location.
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 711Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I spent mine going to the Oregon coast. It was only $3K (half that went on taxes, though). I have enough saved up and I'm going to Europe for 3 weeks starting on the 25th of this month. I'm doing that, and paying for my CISSP exam so I can't back out. August 2018. No if's, and's, or but's. I'm taking it. It's expensive, so I better pass this thing!
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,818Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    I banked my bonus, building a nest egg because of the uncertainly of my employment situation. I also bumped my 401k up to 20%, stock options to 3% and having an extra $50 a paycheck for taxes. I heard they are not sure of the tax deduction rate for the new tax law, and don't want to get stuck paying a tax bill at the end of the year.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    tedjames wrote: »
    $16k bonus? Is your company hiring?

    I was thinking the same thing :eyes:

    I'm in texas :smirk:
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  • gespensterngespenstern Posts: 1,243Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Nice choice! Now I also want to buy it! Too bad I didn't have a tax cut bonus.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,118Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats! I haven't gotten a raise in four years icon_sad.gif
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,089Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    First bonus goes to paying taxes (You'd think 0 deduction = not owing), and the 2nd one funds children's 529.
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