These leaders of ours are ridiculous. They're patting themselves on the back for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" for the time being. They still need to figure out where to make budgets, which I'm sure will as much of a dramatic production as this one. As it stands, the "typical" middle class can expect to pay around $1,000 more per year due to a social security tax hike.
Here's a tax calculator to help you figure out how much more money your family will pay: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/01/01/payroll-tax-cut-expires-how-much-more-will-you-pay/ 
I'll be using it to figure out where to cut our budget. Thanks, senators. Hopefully, you can figure out where to cut your own budget.