Like many of my fellow Americans, I hate doing taxes. Now, my life is better than most. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I am a retiree. I saved diligently in a 401k for these “golden years,” but a severe medical event took me out of the work place and my savings ended up supporting my family as I qualified for disability. My husband is a teacher and we had three kids to put through college.
We are still paying a mortgage because we used the equity in our home through some of the rough spots
The reality of my out of pocket medical expenses, the taxes taken out of my social security check.