How do you plan to spend your tax refund if you're getting one?

Just wondering what you and your SO are going to be buying for yourselves/family if and when you get your taxes refund back? Are you going to spend it on bills? New entertainment thing? Vacation? Etc.


Asked by Bamzakarat at 2:37 AM on Feb. 8, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • i already got it.... here what it went too
    300-- for dress and sons outfit and SO'S outfit for the wedding with shoes and all other acceso
    700-for our new apt in reno
    200- for our trip out their
    300- in gas

    Answer by MommaBear1129 at 2:43 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • I also got it already, we got $4,200. We bought:
    DD a new "big girl bed", with matching dresser, nightstand, and matching toy box. Also a personalized book shelf, new curtains and new bed stuff.
    DH got a new 42 inch TV and TV stand.
    I am hopefully getting a WHOLE NEW SALON....well used of craigslist but I am hoping I get it!!!
    We have also gone to dinner a few times, and are going to get insurance on monday lol

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 2:47 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • We got ours, but we're saving it for spending money when we go to Thailand.

    Answer by Aviators_Wife at 2:50 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • i might get my hair done... i would like to pamper myself ONCE throughout this whole pregnancy lol the rest... will more than likely go to bills and our daughter.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:51 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • Last year I did 2 years of taxes and I rec'd $2500. First I got a $1000 CD to just forget about and then I bought an awesome computer and got the internet. I thought it was a good investment for my son (school) and entertainment purposes for me! I paid my bills bought things I can't ever seem to budget for the rest of the year and opened a money market for my son. This year, hmmmm. I suppose I will just put it in the CD, I am trying to save for a new car. I haven't even done my taxes yet, yikes!

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 2:58 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • Well....we are breaking it up. I am also getting a check from school.

    -a training ring for the yard

    -the hubby is getting a new phone

    -the rest is going in to our vacation account for Virginia

    -new phone

    -a new iPod for me

    -a new iPod for him

    -our one installment of our real estate tax

    -a video camera

    -a cell phone

    -a nice chunk in the vacation account's a need...I have noticed these stretchy tees I buy have lost their stretch...i need clothing for school and work.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 3:12 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • Bills and nothing else i want all my bill caught up.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • We are using some of it topay the lawyer to transfer custody of my SD to me & DH from the psycho cow BM.
    We are also going to Florida to see my aunt & Grandma, so my Grandma can meet my DD (10 months) for the 1st time. I am her only grandchild, and DD is her only (biological) great-grandchild. And my Grandma is 90, so I don't want to wait any longer...
    We will also be treating my 250 year old oak tree for oak wilt & getting it trimmed. It hasn't been trimmed in 5 years, so it needs it (badly!!).
    I have to send my hard drive in to a recovery center because it crashed. I didn't have it backed up (stupid me!), and it's got ALL my pics from L&D with my DD on it. I have no idea how much that will be though, so it's a maybe ATM.
    And DH found a wireless printer on sale for $99, so we will probably do that too.

    Answer by emslala at 4:01 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • bills bills and more bills..and maybe order in a

    Answer by alexis_06 at 4:20 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • We haven't gotten it back yet...but we've filed....and I can't wait lol!
    New washer and dryer (front loaders YIPPEEE!!! lol!)
    Sliding glass door in kitchen to replace a window in there
    New big girl bed for one of my daughters and mattresses for the other daughter
    Hubby is getting a new laptop
    Hopefully a new camera lens
    paying my mom back we owe her from a few years ago
    paying off hubby's truck
    rest in savings account
    (we're getting alot back...first year for this large of a return lol!)

    Answer by LizClara at 4:59 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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