Thursday, January 15, 2009

Financial Nugget 8

In the spirit of tax season I hope you find a little humor in this week's nugget:

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
~From a Washington Post word contest


~Truly Tina~ said...

Ha ha! Funny, but true!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-LOL, too true my dear!!

Money Funk said...

LOL! I love that! Bravo on the lightheartedness yourself!

I think I may make it my new favorite word for the week.

A+ Financials said... true,how true!

Anonymous said...

wow you said the truth hahaha..sadly I myself forget that sometimes, that taxes is my own money....errrr

Shtinkykat said...

So are Californians who are going to get IOUs instead of refunds suffering from detaxification?

Miss M said...

Awesome! I always wonder why people are so happy about tax refunds, I tell them to change their withholding and they look at me like I'm from another planet!

Ms. MoneyChat said...

All: I too thought it was very funny, and sad at the same time. I know many people who think that a tax refund is some kind of bonus; it's like they don't get the connection.

Shtinkykat: I heard about that in the media. Is it definite? Not that I ever expected something like this to happen, but this is just one more reason why we should not give the government these interest free loans.

Miss M: I'm with you 100%. Some people definitely look at you like you've fallen off of the banana boat when you tell them that a tax refund is not necessarily a good thing. They see the refund as some sort of bonus from Uncle Sam.