Tax Cut Bonus

ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
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 Senior Member Member Posts: 2,298 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 Mod Posts: 6,882 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 Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    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 Member Posts: 1,145 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 Member Posts: 918 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Buy bitcoin...
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 A+, Net+, Server+, Security+, Win7 MCP, Server 2012 Virtualization Specialist, MCSA 2012 Member Posts: 1,186 ■■■■■■■□□□
    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 CCNA R&S, ITIL, Security+ ZZ9ZZAMember Posts: 543 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Guns don't lose value. I would go with a Rock River Arms AR or a nice Nighthawk M1911A1.

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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Senior Member Member Posts: 2,298 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 801 ■■■■■■□□□□
    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 A+, N+, GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 1,990 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    tedjames wrote: »
    $16k bonus? Is your company hiring?

    I was thinking the same thing :eyes:

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  • gespensterngespenstern Member Posts: 1,243 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Nice choice! Now I also want to buy it! Too bad I didn't have a tax cut bonus.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,164 ■■■■■■■■■■
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  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    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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