@Emily michelle I work in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. I have my Masters in Nursing Education and am finishing up Practitioner school currently and going into Advanced Practice with Critical Care/Cardiology at some point.
I’m considering health care both of my parents are retired from health care. My wife also mentioned nursing school. That’s awesome that people are that accepting in that field. I wish my current profession was more accepting but I don’t see that happening. If you don’t mind me asking Kylie what kind of nursing are you in?
Thanks. My google searches all had stuff from 2015 or earlier. I have no problem with itemization, small biz owner so... also I'm discovering how much out of pocket all of this is running so reaching 7% isn't gonna be a problem, especially if electrolysis is covered. I saw a reference in a legal case that said that FFS was covered on the basis that for transgender females "passing is important for many for reduction in psychological symptoms as well as safety therefor medically indicated". My hope is that based on that, facial hair removal "should" fall under the same argument. lots more research to do. If there's no case law specifically for it, it might be worth attempting and if IRS flags it, having a legal case argued just to help the cause.
I used to refuse any automatic payment things myself - I'm from the old land-line days. It made me feel like someone (or something) else was in control. But I kept forgetting to prepay my phone, and then they did offer a discount, so I just figured what the hell. I mean it's not like anything is really hack-free. I use a credit card so if anything suspicious happens I'll see it on the statement. Anyhow, it keeps me from being surprised by a dead phone.
And then last winter I had to have some surgeries. I was staying with my daughter in another town and couldn't keep up with my mail and stuff (bills) so i switched what I could to auto pay. I'm not crazy about it, but so far it's worked out okay.
I have been a Nurse for 8 years now. Working in the Medical Field is wonderful. I will say many Healthcare Organizations value the Diversity and Inclusivity Especially with the LGTB+ community. I myself don’t really find myself involved in LGTB stuff, but have grown to love the aspect of how I have such supportive and interested coworkers.
As far as if you’re ‘smart enough’. Don’t weigh intelligence too much. I work along side many Nurses that dropped out of high school and college multiple times before ever finishing nursing school. Look at different career paths within Healthcare, you won’t regret it!
Today was Lindsey Sterling (with Lzzy Hale). I wish I could move like that. On the other hand, oncoming traffic probably thought I was a crazy person dancing (badly) down the sidewalk.
Also some Mystery Skulls,
I am old (school) so I am usually reluctant to sign up for automatic payments for anything. There are a couple of exceptions. I change passwords and credit card numbers often enough to make it very tedious to have to remember which auto payments I'm signed up for and change them out.
So I buy my stamps, lick my envelopes, and pray that the "Mail Goes Through" on time. Even that is becoming less of a sure thing these days. Some days I don't get my mail delivered until 9 p.m.
The last time I read up on it, which admittedly was several years ago, it was considered a cosmetic procedure by the IRS. I have not heard of any change. Breast enhancement surgery for MtF and mastectomies for FtM are usually allowable deductions if one gets documentation from medical providers that it was medically necessary.
That said, the cost of medical procedures must still exceed the percentage of income (usually 7%) in order to be deducted, and finally, one must be able to itemize deductions, which is a more difficult threshold to get past than it was prior to Trump's big tax changes from a couple of years ago.
So, as usual, it depends. Please talk to your tax advisor to be sure. I am not a tax accountant, nor do I play one on T.V. 🤣