Looks like while we’ve avoided a government shutdown this quarter, the payroll tax cut is ending, resulting in a 2% increase in social security tax starting January 1st. For many families, this is $20+ less per week. I have some suggestions for ways to “find” that missing money next year over at Savings.com today with 4 Tactics to Offset the End of the Payroll Tax Cut in 2012. Are you affected by the increase? Tell us in the comments on that post. Thanks!