View Photo Gallery: The end of the payroll tax holiday means that workers will find less money in their paychecks in 2013 — $1,000 less if you earn $50,000. Make up for the shortfall by taking advantage of these budget-friendly activities, attractions and happy hour deals offered in the D.C. area.

Don’t look now, but your take-home paycheck just got a little smaller. The end of the payroll tax holiday on January 1 means that taxes on salaries just went up from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. Translation: Those earning $50,000 will pay about $1,000 more in taxes this year, while a person making $35,000 will pay $700 more than in 2012.

With many people already making resolutions about saving more and spending less in 2013, we gathered our favorite cheap eats, happy hours and discounted culture in one place.