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smart moves with your tax refund

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tax season is right around the corner, and for those of us who are getting a return, anticipating spending is a must! I was wondering what some of you will be doing with your chunk of change to get some fresh ideas for myself....ya know, besides splurging on a new car, clothes etc. I'm over all of that and can wait for those things when I am able to afford them. Right now, I'm trying to move my family and myself forward, not stay stuck in the present!

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

paying off my student loans ($1,000), getting a new couch and chair (mine ar about 15 yrs old, broken springs and ripped) before we wind up having to sit ofn the floor. Saving the rest.

by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

We're going to pay off our Care Credit from the puppy that we lost in Sept 2011 and our dd's materials fee for this year and next year. That will pretty much wipe it out but will put $200 a month back into our savings. We are saving up to shuffle vehicles this Summer. Dh will take my truck, we'll scrap his and put it all towards a minivan for me. I also want to save to go see my mom in June but we'll have to wait and see. 

by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 5:53 AM

DS's birthday is in February so we usually get him  something a bit more expensive than we would other wise. Maybe a windows tablet so some of the educational stuff we have for the kids will run on it, the android ones we have now are great as far as they go. But DH doesn't like Windows 8 so we might wait on that. We are both just about ready for an upgrade on our phones so we will probably get those, but that's only a couple hundred dollars. Any bills that need to be paid will be paid sooner than they would otherwise. I want to save some of it, but we are really bad at saving so I don't know if that will actually work.

by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:29 AM

 i would like to pay car insurance for the year,paying off a few bills,buying in bulk some household items such a toilet paper  paper towels clothes soap etc.

by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:13 AM

We put all of our returns into our 401K and our kid's education accounts.

by CHRISTINA on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:14 AM

well when i my refund, i borrowed my money from family paying back it a must. pay down bills ,paying rent for like at like 6 months, find me a car  ( cant afford a new car payment but a good use mini van is what i really want. getting my tv back bought my self a 42 in flatscreen  in feb of 2012 and in sept my house was broken into and stolen with my ipod which i wanna get back.  open a xmas account bc every year im broke by november. buy me new clothes and shoes i always go without and give kids their christmas in feb. PAY OFF A PAYDAY LOAN DONT EVER DO BEING PAYING SINCE NOVEMBER!


by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:26 AM
If we get a refund which I don't think we will, I'm putting it towards a boob lift and tummy tuck.
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by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:56 AM

We need a new bed and a second car and to take the kids on a vacation...then put the rest in the savings to act like it was never here lol

by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM
I'm taking my son to wi dells this summer if his health is good enough to handle it he's doing pretty well so far pray it keeps up!
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by Ruby Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Quoting supermomz25:

paying off a significant portion of our debt.

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