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    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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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFORCE View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFORCE View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ertaz View Post
    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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    Guns don't lose value. I would go with a Rock River Arms AR or a nice Nighthawk M1911A1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedjames View Post
    $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.
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    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!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tedjames View Post
    $16k bonus? Is your company hiring?
    I was thinking the same thing :eyes:

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    Nice choice! Now I also want to buy it! Too bad I didn't have a tax cut bonus.
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    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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