Pay Attention: Changes Affect Money

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I wrote a few weeks ago about how many people are upset about the end of the Social Security tax holiday. Now that tax rates have returned to 6.2%, many people are struggling to readjust their budgets because they’d come to count on that money, rather than viewing it as a temporary windfall.

There’s another side to this issue and that is that many people were caught off guard by the end of the holiday. Either they didn’t know it was happening until they got that first reduced paycheck, or they didn’t find out about it until a month or so before it went into effect. Despite the fact that many in the media had been talking about it for six months or more, many people s


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