5 Dumb Ways to Spend your Tax Refund

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Tax refunds can arrive at a convenient time. Some people feel a financial strain right after the holidays. By March and April, some extra money can really help your financial situation. A tax refund can help you jumpstart your savings for the year or pay off some debt or other bills. However, there are quite a few dumb things people use their tax refunds on that won’t help their financial situation...

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Three Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Save Money

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It’s tax season.  For some, that means paying out money, but for many, that means getting a good chunk of change back.  In fact, according to TIME, 75% of Americans receive tax refunds.  Many financial advisors recommend that you change your tax withholding so you don’t get a return. But if your income isn’t that high and you have children, you may always get a tax refund. People...

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Using a windfall to pay off debt

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When I went to do my weekly banking this week, I got a great surprise – an extra $260 from my previous job had been deposited into my account unexpectedly.  I’m not entirely sure why I got paid, but I suspect it’s retroactive pay due to a salary increase that had been in negotiation while I was an employee at the university.  Woohoo! Photo Credit: Images_of_money via Flickr Any...

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Updates: April 15 – 21

I’m off to visit with family this weekend! My Aunt and Uncle are visiting from Alberta, and I haven’t been back to see my parents in ages. I enjoy the trip back as it involves a relaxing ferry ride where I can catch up on my blog reading! Check out a few of the posts below that I’ll be diving into in greater detail on my trip. I have to also take a moment to congratulate CF –...

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