Tax season is here and while there will be a lot of hair pulling; nail biting, and headaches, for some there will be a bright spot at the end of it all with the potential for a tax return. The big question is: what to do with that extra cash? Have some extra money is always an exciting thought, sometimes you just can’t wait to get that tax return check in the mail.
If you are the kind of person that doesn’t like waiting around to get your hard earned money back from the government, you should check out the tax loans that Check City is offering right now. Whether you get a tax loan or wait for you check to come in the mail, here are some ideas of how you can use that tax refund wisely (and still have some fun)!
Pay off those Debts
First things first, get out from under your debt. You may or may not be able to pay off all your debts with your tax refund, but using that tax-back money to ease the burden will certainly lift your spirits. If it’s hard to dedicate that money to something as practical as paying your debts, try not to think of your tax return as a “bonus” of sorts, but rather think of it as a debt-break from the government. Having the right mindset can make all the difference.
Save For Retirement
If you’re starting to put on a few years, there’s nothing wrong with starting to save up for retirement. Whether it’s putting money in the bank or investing, that tax refund can bloom over the years and create a nice financial cushion for your future.
Rainy Day or Mad Money
Saving is always a good idea. If you need a little financial backup, shuttle that tax refund into your savings account and forget about it. When those rainy days come you’ll be prepared! You really never know what is going to happen and having a solid savings account can make all the difference in an emergency.
Invest in Yourself
If you could use a more steady income, consider using the money you get back from your taxes for a trade class. Pick up a skill or hobby that can either get you ahead in your career or develop into some kind of side-income. Learn to carve, paint, sculpt, bake, design, or photograph and once you get good enough, sell your products or services. It’s a great way to make a little money go a long way!
If you feel financially comfortable, consider donating some of your funds to a good cause. Fund research, help the homeless, save the whales, or invest in whatever cause you wish. It’s a little way for you to give back and make a difference (however great or small) in your community, or the world.
Have Some Fun
If you took care of any financial needs and still have some cash to spare, there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun. Buy something you need around the house. Or buy something a want you’ve had an eye on over the years. Take a family vacation or treat yourself out to a night on the town. Your options are endless. Just make sure you don’t over-spend and put yourself into a worse financial situation than before you got your tax refund back. Just be sensible and spend wisely.
The list of fun things or good investments runs on. What ways have you spent your tax refund in the past? What do you plan on doing with yours this year? Share your ideas with us below!