Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. 

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

~Martin Luther King Jr. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
- Steve Jobs

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Social Security Tax Change

Two years ago, the Federal government implemented a temporary payroll tax cut that reduced the employee contribution to Social Security tax from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent.  On January 1, 2013, that temporary payroll tax cut expired; therefore, effective January 1, the employee contribution rate deducted for Social Security tax returned to the original 6.2%.  That change is reflected in this weeks paychecks, and it is the reason the net amount of your paycheck may be lower than anticipated.


Human Resources

My two cents on the Matter...
Although I had no idea this reduction was ever granted, I never really take the time to look at my deductions because it repulses me, so I couldn't help but get a little pissed off.  2013 just started and already my bring home pay was reduced, my internet service is scheduled to go up and we are also in jeopardy of paying higher school taxes among other hikes.  

Being a middle class worker is certainly not for me anymore. it is getting harder and harder to pay bills on time each month and I can only see things getting a lot worse before it gets any better.  Our Government is not looking out for those who work hard for a living, so its up to one to decide what else can one do to bring a little extra cash in the house.  We don't want to do anything illegal but we can learn from the experts on how to rise above it unscarred, if even possible.  

Would be wonderful to hear what you think...  


New Year, New Challenges

As we celebrate a new year most of us anticipate change, new endeavors and possibly new relationships.  We begin the year planning our next move with glee and hope to stick to certain resolutions.  The problem isn't the resolution itself, but following through and sticking to it. 

We all start out with high hopes and expectations, some of us obtain them but some of us also fail.  Either way its great, and no need to put yourself down if it didn't pan out.  Move on and live life the best you can.  What may not have worked out this year, may just as easily workout in the next.  Every day is a gift, better to embrace and enjoy each one than dwell on the what ifs. 

Since it is still early on on the year I hope and wish you all the major components that make life worth living, and they are.  Love, family, faith, belief in thyself and happiness.  If you have them all you are surely blessed and if you have one out of the five you are too.