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>>> But if we would have spent it on deductions, we would have gotten things we wanted for the same as we are handing over to the IRS. <<<

Reread Two Gifts' post

>>>>The other thing that screwed us was that because of the tax change, we were only able to claim $700 for medical even though we spent almost $7,000!!! What bullspit!!! They are actually making it so the middle class CANNOT get ahead. <<<

Bwah, wah, wah... Most Americans don't itemize and can't deduct anything. Be glad you got well.

>>>>I should have asked if we could have opened up a traditional IRA and contributed before the 15th<<<<

Another DIYer stumps their toe, OTOH the lessons you buy are the ones you remember.

I like SEP-IRAs. I've had one since George W. Bush was a stumbling drunk.
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