I arrived home last night after a softball game (we lost, but had a great time) to find a few hilarious, but highly irritating things in the mail.
The IRS is apparently sending my family a stimulus of $2700, despite the fact that I didn't pay any federal income tax last year. (lots of FICA, no income tax.....child tax credit works wonders) I'm guessing I'm going to end up paying most of it back next April. Thanks for complicating my personal finances, IRS.
Chevrolet has come out with a hybrid Malibu that gets all of 32mpg on the highway. The standard version gets 30mpg. Thousands of dollars extra for 2mpg gain? Hybrids are a scam to begin with, but this is incredible.
(might be good for a taxi driver or courier in the city, but for the rest of us?)
My local car dealer is offering insurance to those who buy a car with little or no down payment. The purpose? If you crash it and total it, it pays the difference between what you owe and the value of the car when you total it. Apparently, the concept of putting enough money down to avoid being "upside down" on your loan hasn't occurred to a large portion of car buyers.
When it comes to finances, America is sadly stuck on stupid.
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