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working doesn't always mean extra money

Anonymous
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I always see people suggest sahms get jobs for extra money once their kids are in school. If I got even a part time job it would push us up back tax bracket and cost us more in taxes. No, thanks.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:02 AM

 Not necessarily, unless you are already on the verge of hitting a higher tax bracket.

Sahm's should get a part time gig or something once all their children are in school. Not saying go out and work 40 hours a week, but like 15 or 20 hours save the money and use it for the kids. kwim?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
But not every couple desires that and that should be their decision.

Quoting MamatoKy:

 Not necessarily, unless you are already on the verge of hitting a higher tax bracket.


Sahm's should get a part time gig or something once all their children are in school. Not saying go out and work 40 hours a week, but like 15 or 20 hours save the money and use it for the kids. kwim?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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Its true if you also factor in gas to get to work and possible after school care depending on the hours.
alwayskk
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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Well, if they NEED extra money, then they need to find a way to get it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Quoting MamatoKy:

 Not necessarily, unless you are already on the verge of hitting a higher tax bracket.


Sahm's should get a part time gig or something once all their children are in school. Not saying go out and work 40 hours a week, but like 15 or 20 hours save the money and use it for the kids. kwim?


did you read a word I write? Even a part time job would push us up. Why should they go to work to save money for the kids?
mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Not necessarily. If you claim 0 on your taxes and have more taken out it should be fine. Still more money than you're making just sitting at home.
Kitschy
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM
I wouldn't work part time because my area of expertise is sales. Between gas, clothing, hair it wouldn't be worth my time.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Quoting alwayskk:

Well, if they NEED extra money, then they need to find a way to get it.


who says they need the money? Not everyone needs their spouse to work.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Quoting mommy74146:

Not necessarily. If you claim 0 on your taxes and have more taken out it should be fine. Still more money than you're making just sitting at home.

says who. We claim 0 and would still be pushed up a bracket. Why should I waste time and effort for money not needed.
alwayskk
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting alwayskk:

Well, if they NEED extra money, then they need to find a way to get it.


who says they need the money? Not everyone needs their spouse to work.

I can't imagine suggesting to someone to get a job in order to make money if they didn't actually need or want money.

However, that is why I included the word IF.

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