>thermal for $600
Welp, I know where my tax return is going.
What is /k/ spending theirs on?
>what buy with tax return?
either glock 19 gen4 or glock 17 gen4, my first handgun, are these good choices? probably won't get concealed license for a while but would like to level up my handgun skill.
also home defense/shtf sidearm
I'll be purchasing pic related because I like sore sholders
Roth-IRAs are fucking GOAT.
CD's can be nice too. I like to use them for christmas shopping. Put one or two in for the total I plan on spending and then cash it when I start my christmas shopping. Mostly helps by making sure I have some cash on hand for christmas shopping just in case something comes up and wipes my savings.
Still learning all the wonderful ways to grow my money without doing much work.
Considering that flir pictured is about 1700 dollars, pass. For now.
Already spent it. I decided to finally get my C&R collection off the ground. Got a Yugo-capture 98k (not Yugo-manufacture), Finn-capture 91/30, early war Type 99 (dem anti-aircraft sights), and I sent off my paperwork for a CMP Garand a week or so ago.
Well since it was only a summer job I didn't get much, but it's plenty to blow on a Makarov or a Canik plus ammo for my 21st when I get out. You /k/omrades have any other suggestions for ~350.00?
Lets be honest, we know what most people if not all will use it for.
>have to give gubmint a huge part of my savings every year
>What is /k/ spending theirs on?
Straight into my savings. I was a bad boy last year and ran into a shit ton of money problems.
>tfw I maxed out my roth IRA on jan 20th, the lowest the market has been in 10 years.
Dude dont waste your money. Its refresh rate is 9hz in a tiny viewer. Its basically a web cam from 1990 as seen through a thumbnail.
Its a toy. A novelty. You will be disapointed. Save your money and get something worth while.
...and I hate to be that guy, I took a look at it becsuse I really want themral too....but the stats on it suck balls
>refresh rate is 9hz
haha so basically fisher-price tier jesus
You sound like a good father. Keep doing you :)
>mfw perusing the LGS today and saw a mini-14
i might be buying a mini-14 soon
I like living in America, I like the benefits of living in this society, so I'm ok with paying taxes. Yeah, it sucks to lose 12% of my paycheck every month, but that's a small price to pay to live in a country that has actual rule of law (I grew up in Mexico City).
And how much of the money you spend goes to taxes?
Something like 70% of the cost of a loaf of bread is taxes.
The workers pay, land the factory is on, land the wheat was grown on, gasoline to power harvesters, processing, and shipping, the workers pay to repair vehicles and machines is taxed, the vehicles and machines you have to buy are also almost entirely composed of taxes, the electricity used to bake the bread is taxed, etc etc etc etc
It's more like, the vast majority of all the money you've ever made went to taxes. Probably well over 80%.
>early t99 (mum pls)
Now you just need to get some schweizer shit, a 1903, a swedish mauser, and an enfield. Maybe a MAS too. The ride NEVER ends.
Man I need to take new pictures but I'm running out of rack space at this point.
So when you have a job, your employer holds onto a percentage of your paycheck to cover taxes at the end of the year since most people can't be trusted to save up for that shit. Its usually enough to cover what you plus a little extra as a buffer. Once you file your taxes, you're basically declaring how much you owe, so from there, you get some money back from the amount that was withheld. Sometimes, it goes the other way though, and you owe them money, but thats less common by far.
Typically, you file a W4 when you start working declaring how many deductions you have, for example you get a tax break if you have dependents or w/e, as well as how youre filing (married people get better rates than single) etc to calculate how much they will withhold.
Sometime in the first few months in the year, you get mailed a W2 form from your employer that lists how much money you made, how much you put in your 401k and HSA (tax exempt), etc. You'll also get a bunch of 1044 series forms from the bank, like 1044-INT for declaring interest you've earned on your money there and 1044-DIV for returns on divident returns. You'll get a 1044 for basically any way you made a dime thats on the books. You end up putting all these values into turbotax and it basically fills in the tax refund (1040, 1040E, or 1040EZ based on how much you make and how complicate it is) paperwork for you and mails it off, telling you how much money to expect back, and a few weeks later the government sends you a check in the mail.
Bro Federal, state, and local government suck up almost 50% of the USA GDP. There is nothing small bout the price we pay to live in this country.
>yfw, the country has 3% economic growth a year.
>It could be 6% if we did waste half our GDP on the government
If you do your deductions right you can still get all the tax credits, end up with larger monthly paychecks, and be within $50 at the end of the year on taxes owed/paid.
This is what I normally am able to do.
>this year'll be a liiiittle different since I bought a house for the first time and got a humongous tax credit on that, will be getting ~$200 back even with zero deductions
Tell that to the Chinese
How so? There is no limit on how much growth an economy can go through. The only limiting factor is how much people in said economy are willing to produce.
Inflation, labor shortages, lack of needed infrastructure, etc. When the economy DOUBLES, you need production that meets that economy's needs. You can match it for a while, but doubling every 12 years is too much.
>Tell that to the Chinese
China's growth was unsustainable, that why it's been decreasing and part of why they're having issues now.
You are right. But we are forgetting that it will not always be at 6%, some years it might be 4% or 3%.
always have to remember the rust that eats away at society.
Ok sure but I dont think the USA has ever had this problem.
>lack of needed infrastructure
If they need it, they will built it thus adding to the GDP.
>When the economy DOUBLES, you need production that meets that economy's needs
When the GDP doubles that means the production itself has doubles.
>If they need it, they will build it thus adding to the GDP
>only when they 'need' it.
So, never. Living in the 'greater' Toledo area of Ohio has taught me, no one gives a damn about muh road or muh power grid.
I have been trying my hand at building furniture as of late, and it turns out fine with my jigged up circular saw and table saw, but man a fucking nice miter saw is gonna cut my time for production way down
And I missed my pic.
Who's the drunk one, again?
I'm projected to get about 2,200 back in tax returns. I've got a DDM4V7 that only has a basic iron sights setup. During my last drill I qualified on an M4 using an Aimpoint Comp M4. It wasn't that bad, first time I ever qualified on an optic.
I've been researching a lot but still can't come to a decision on what optic to get. I've really been looking into the ACOG Ta 11 and Ta 31. The VCOG looked pretty fuckin sweet but it's pretty expensive.
What optic should I get for a DDM4V7? Looking to use it for medium range, have another rifle for close range stuff.
fires both rounds, just have to swap the bolt and barrel
>itt people happy about the interest-free loans they gave to the government
Holy fuck right now.
>Considering that flir pictured is about 1700 dollars, pass. For now.
It's the SCOUT TK.
It's got a crappy 160x120x9hz microbolometer scaled up to 640x480 in the eye piece. It's also got an internal lithium battery so between 30 and 45 months from the mix date it'll have a 45 min run time. It also has fixed optics so you can't add a 3x or 6x magnifier. The only good thing it has is a $600 street price and all of the FLIR video post processing modes.
>$2, 299 for the 7.62x39/5.56x45 combo
>Still uses shit-tier AR 7.62x39 magazines
>Could literally buy a quality AK & a 6920 for what that costs
Yeah, no thanks.
At least the Mutant uses magazines which are common, and actually fit in pouches.
Also you could get the Mutant, an Aimpoint + mount, and still have money left over for a crate of ammo. Or one plus an ACOG, just barely.
Damn son, you lucky.
650 a week cutting fish. $40.30 goes to FICA, $71.97 goes to the Fed, $40.43 to the State, $9.43 to Medicare.
24% right off the bat, for me. Then in MD, we have 6% sales tax, and 9% booze tax.
Shit sucks, breh. Commie state like a motherfucker.