Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Render Unto Ceasar

April 15th, more commonly known as Tax Day.
For some, mere mention of that date causes their heart to palpitate.
For others, it's just another day.
Some will be required to write out big, fat checks to Uncle Sam.
Some will get a big, fat check from Uncle Sam (and yes I know, it's not a gift from him).

If you're one of the checkwriters, I am sorry.
If you're one who will get money back, I hope you'll spend it wisely.
In these uncertain times of economy, it's good....no, it's imperative, to have a good savings plan.

As a whole, we are a materialistic and spoiled society here in America. We have more stuff than our ancestors from only a couple of generations ago could ever have dreamed. Items they'd have considered luxuries, are to us, necessities. Granted, in the fast-paced technilogical age in which we live, much of it is necessary...and much of it, we've only convinced ourselves is.

Think about what's really important before you run off and spend that tax refund.

Happy Tax Day to you!

For this same reason you pay taxes, for [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service.

Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.

~Romans 13:6-7 Amplified Bible


Wool Winder said...

Good advice.

If you've ever lived in an older home, you know we have much more than previous generations, because the closets are so small. New homes are now built with closets the size of small bedrooms. And have you noticed lately how many storage rental facilities there are?

Bev said...

Great thoughts here - I have a brother who barely made enough to qualify to file for the rebate everyone is getting, makes you stop and think, what would he think is a necessity and what is a splurge!

randi said...

We finished ours months ago, so i forgot that today was the big day. Great advice, for sure. My hubs and I have started spending less and saving more since the economy seems to be slowing down. it feels great!