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Smart ways to utilize your tax refund

Updated on February 26, 2012

I don't about you but it is good to get money back when it comes to doing your taxes. I know I was happy to receive mine. I worked hard for the money that I earned so I am glad to to say that I like what I got. Now it is just time to use it wisely and not spend it all.

Everyone is good at either saving their refund or spending their refund. A smart way to use your refund is to take care of bills that one can pay off that isn't an ongoing bill every month. Maybe once all those bills are taken care of then it is a good idea to save it. That is what I usually do most of time I always receive my refund because it helps me have an emergency fund for when I really need it later.

Some people say why even think about it if I have to pay the IRS either way. I have noticed that once people retire at times they end up paying the IRS more than receiving or they may have received more money than they can get back. I believe it changes every year for the most part. Whatever amount that I get I am usually happy about because hey at least I received money and didn't have to pay back the IRS.

It is only the matter of using your money wisely because that money is helpful for you in whatever ways you may need to utilize it. So when it comes to how you use it that can really sometimes tell how someone thinks and uses their money wisely.

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      bankscottage 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      The IRS can automatically take away the temptation to spend your refund by direct depositing it into up to 3 accounts. You could use Form 8888 to direct deposit your refund say, into a checking account to pay off bills, a savings account for a rainy day and a brokerage account to fund an IRA. See my hub for more info on using Form 8888.

      Hope you used your refund wisely.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      I did for sure.

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